Brazil: Institutions form partnership to receive reports of press freedom violations

"The increase in cases of judicial harassment against journalists and other attacks on communicators led ten institutions to sign an agreement and a work plan, starting immediately, against violations of press freedom at a national level. Signed this Thursday (Sept. 21) at the headquarters of the Brazilian Press Association (ABI, for its acronym in Portuguese), in Rio de Janeiro, the partnership unites the Federal Public Ministry (MPF), through the Federal Prosecutor's Office for Citizens' Rights (PFDC), with nine civil society institutions that work in in favor of the free exercise of journalism.

[...] The partnership envisages creating mechanisms to enforce the rights to freedom of expression and of the press and the right to information. For example, a center is planned that will receive reports of violations of those rights, in order to guarantee rapid action by the MPF, via the Regional Public Prosecutor's Offices for Citizens' Rights, in conjunction with other institutions."

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