"Professionals from Empresa Brasil de Comunicação (EBC, by its Portuguese acronym) received on Tues. Oct. 25 the Vladimir Herzog Special Award for Contribution to Journalism. The tribute celebrated the struggle in defense of public communication, under attack since 2016, when Michel Temer (MDB) took over the Federal Government after the coup against Dilma Rousseff. The situation has gotten even worse in the four years of Jair Bolsonaro's government.
The Vladimir Herzog Journalistic Award for Amnesty and Human Rights, which reached its 44th edition, is the highest distinction in the category. In addition to the EBC workers collective, the journalists Kátia Brasil and Elaíze Farias, from the Amazônia Real website, and the British journalist Dom Phillips, murdered in Vale do Javari, in Amazonas, along with the indigenous activist Bruno Pereira, were highlighted."