Brazil's Supreme Court recognizes judicial harassment of journalists and sets precedent to inhibit the practice

"Judicial harassment that compromises freedom of expression constitutes the filing of numerous lawsuits regarding the same facts, in different districts, with the intention or effect of constraining a journalist or press organization, making their defense difficult or making it excessively onerous.

This is the understanding of [Brazil's] Supreme Federal Court, which decided this Wednesday (May 22) that professionals and journalistic companies can request that all lawsuits regarding the same fact be combined in their home jurisdiction when judicial harassment is identified."

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