Brazil’s Lula criticized for statements against the press

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  • September 20, 2010

By Maira Magro

The National Newspaper Association (ANJ), the Brazilian Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters, and the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) condemned statements by President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva that he will “ defeat the papers and magazines that behave as if they were political parties,” O Globo reports.

According to Estadão the president is unhappy with recent coverage of influence peddling and irregularities in his administration during the buildup to the Oct. 3 presidential elections.

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.