Brazil: Court decision may impact the work of women journalists

"The release of a message, as a form of protection for a woman journalist who felt threatened, is about to be judged in the São Paulo Court of Justice (TJ-SP). In the month of women's struggle, the case of journalist Juliana Dal Piva deserves attention. After receiving a message from the Bolsonaro family's lawyer, Frederick Wassef, for stories she had published, Juliana released a printout of the text and was convicted, in the first instance, for having made the information public.


Now, the 4th Chamber of Private Law of the TJ-SP is to analyze this important case, whose outcome may impact the lives of thousands of professionals. In short, an important precedent on the protection of a journalist's right of free speech and expression will be on trial. Whether, upon receiving an intimidating, misogynistic and aggressive message, she may or may not publicize the threatening content."

Read original article (in Portuguese)