Brazil: Organizations sign statement against provisions that threaten journalism in the 'Fake News Law'

  • Source: Abraji
  • April 7, 2022

"The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) and other civil society organizations signed this Wed., April 6, a joint statement in which they request the complete withdrawal of the provisions on parliamentary immunity and remuneration for journalistic content from bill 2630 /2020, known as 'PL das Fake News' ['Fake News Initiative']. This public demonstration is an action by the organization Coalizão Direitos na Rede addressed to the rapporteur Orlando Silva (PCdoB-SP) and the National Congress.

The statement observes that the current version of the text is more balanced compared to previous versions, but that 'the proposal contains measures that threaten journalistic work and the very existence of news media, especially digital media and small and medium-sized outlets.'"

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