British Journalist, Indigenous Expert Vanish in Amazon

0



(Newser)

A British journalist and one of Brazil’s former Indigenous Affairs officials have gone missing in a remote part of the Amazon rainforest, leading to serious fears for their safety. Brazil-based journalist Dom Phillips, who is working on a book about the environment, was traveling with Bruno Araújo Pereira, a former government official now in charge of protecting Brazil’s uncontacted tribes, the Guardian reports. Pereira is often threatened by loggers, miners, fishermen, and poachers who want the land those tribes inhabit, and the pair had been threatened by a man with a gun during the reporting mission they were on, the day before they vanished, the AP reports. They were last seen early Sunday as they set out for their return boat trip after two days in the field. They never made it.


“We need an urgent search mission. We need the police, we need the army, we need firefighters, we need civil defense forces. We have no time to lose,” says an Indigenous leader from the area who knows both men. Indigenous and environmental activists have organized search parties alongside multiple police and military agencies Brazil has mobilized. The region the men went missing in has been host to violent confrontations between hunters, fishermen, and government officials in the past. An Indigenous Affairs employee was shot dead in the area in 2019 in a crime that remains unsolved, and regional journalists have also been slain in the Amazon. (Read more Amazon rainforest stories.)

var FBAPI = ‘119343999649’;

window.fbAsyncInit = function() {
FB.init({
appId: FBAPI,
status: true,
cookie: true,
xfbml: true,
oauth: true,
authResponse: true,
version: ‘v2.5’
});

FB.Event.subscribe(‘edge.create’, function (response) {
AnalyticsCustomEvent(‘Facebook’, ‘Like’, ‘P’);
});
};

// Load the SDK asynchronously
(function (d, s, id) {
var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;
js.src = “https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js”;
fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));

FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS

 

Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! Vigour Times is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Leave a comment
Enable Notifications    OK No thanks