Brazil has biggest drop in freedom of expression index among 161 countries, says report

  • Source: G1
  • October 19, 2020

“Brazil saw the biggest drop in the freedom of expression indicator in a report that analyzes the situation in 161 countries and that was published on Monday (19) by the international human rights organization Article 19.

Brazil's fall was the most expressive in all comparisons made: the indicator fell 18 points in one year (from 2018 to 2019), decreased 39 points in five years (from 2014 to 2019) and 43 points in 10 years (from 2009 to 2019). With 46 points out of a total 100, the country ranks 94th in the ranking of 161 nations, behind all South American countries, except Venezuela.

According to the report, the decline ‘accelerated with the arrival of Jair Bolsonaro to power in early 2019, with the loss of 18 points in just one year.'”

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