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Murdered protecting the Amazon: remembering Bruno Pereira and Dom Phillips

Guardian, 01 Jun 2023
One year ago, Bruno Pereira, a Brazilian Indigenous expert, and Dom Phillips, a British journalist and longtime Guardian contributor, were killed on the frontline of the battle to protect the planet.

They were ambushed on the Amazon’s Itaquaí River while returning from a reporting trip to the remote Javari valley region. The attack prompted international outcry, and cast a spotlight on the growing threat to the Amazon posed by extractive industries, both legal and illegal, such as logging, poaching, mining and cattle ranching.

Today, we launch the Bruno and Dom project, a year-long collaborative investigation coordinated by Forbidden Stories that involves more than 50 journalists from 16 media organisations in 10 countries around the world.

The goal is to honour and pursue their work, to foreground the importance of the Amazon and its people, and to suggest possible ways to save the Amazon. Here, the Guardian's Latin America correspondent, Tom Phillips, looks at their lives and legacies

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The writer and the activist: how Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira bonded over the Amazon
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