British mining company calls the police to seize recordings of Repórter Brasil team

"A team from Repórter Brasil was waiting for an answer to a request for an interview at the headquarters of the British mining company Brazil Iron, in Piatã (Brazil), when it was approached by two military police officers on March, 28, because the journalists had allegedly invaded private property. As the crime did not take place, the company then began to request the confiscation of captured images. (...) 'Reporters were, surprisingly, pressured by the company and the police while they waited to hear Brazil Iron's position inside its facilities. It is a clear attempt to intimidate journalistic work, to curtail press freedom, which cannot be accepted,' Leonardo Sakamoto, director of Repórter Brasil, said."

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