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Photo Credit: Courtesy Revista Imprensa


News Organization: JORNAL DO PORTO

Died: 2007

Location: BRAZIL

A journalist known for investigative reporting often involving political corruption, Barbon was sitting with friends at a local bar in Porto Ferreira when two hooded men on a motorcycle approached. One of them shot him twice at close range. The perpetrators then sped away. According to press reports, Barbon's wife said that he frequently had received death threats via phone calls and letters. He was 37.