Brazil

Gerardo Servián

05 March 2015

The journalist for Ciudad Nueva, 103.3 FM Radio based in the town of Zanja Pytã of Amambay Department,Paraguay, was shot dead by two gunmen in the Brazilian border town of Ponta Porã.

Media reports said that Servián, an outspoken critic of the local administration led by Mayor Marcelino Rolón, was shot several times by his attackers. The Federation of Journalists in Latin America and Caribbean (FEPALC) has called on the authorities in Paraguay and Brazil not to rule out the possibility that the murder was linked to the journalist's profession.