Brazilian government to revise broadcast rules

By Maira Magro

President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva issued a decree that created an intergovernmental commission to propose changes to the regulatory system that governs broadcast media, O Estado de S. Paulo reports.

The commission will start working on more the than 600 proposals that were approved at a conference at the end of last year. Representatives from the country’s top media industry groups withdrew from the conference, because they did not want to discuss "social control of the media," which they called a form of censorship, O Estado adds, in an article from last year.

For more information, see this blog post in Portuguese.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.