Brazil Elections: Candidates' interviews on TV increase volume of attacks against the press

  • Source: RSF
  • September 6, 2022

"The second week of the election campaign was marked by an explosion of insults against journalists and news outlets on social media. The sabatinas with presidential candidates on Jornal Nacional mobilized hundreds of thousands of attacks against TV Globo,. Also, an aggressive speech by President Jair Bolsonaro against journalist Vera Magalhães during the first televised debate with the candidates triggered a wave of insults against the host. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) warns of a scenario of growing hostility and delegitimization of the press."

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