Brazilian court orders The Intercept Brasil, ND+ to modify coverage of court case

  • Source: CPJ
  • December 30, 2020

"On December 12, Judge Cleni Serly Rauen Vieira, of the Santa Catarina state Court of Justice’s Third Civil Court, ordered independent news websites The Intercept Brasil and ND+, and Schirlei Alves, a freelance journalist who contributed to both outlets, to 'rectify' their reporting on a rape trial, according to news reports and the judge’s decision, which CPJ reviewed...

The judge’s ruling instructed the outlets to add specific language to their reporting, which she provided, and set a daily fine of 1,000 reals (US$190) for each outlet and 200 reals (US$38) for Alves personally if they did not comply within 48 hours."

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