Journalists harassed while covering conservative congress in Brazil

  • Source: UOL
  • July 8, 2024

"CNN reporter Isadora Aires was harassed Sunday morning [July 7] by attendees of the conservative congress CPAC Brasil, which is taking place in [the city of] Balneário Camboriú. [...] The journalist had gone live and was preparing to go on air again, when she was surrounded by a group of people.

[...] Some attendees shouted ‘leave!’ In a statement, CNN said that reporter ‘was harassed by protesters while carrying out her professional work and had to be removed from the scene and taken to a safe environment.’


On Saturday [July 6], an Estadão reporter was harassed after asking Michelle Bolsonaro a question. Pedro Augusto Figueiredo asked the former first lady about her husband's indictment by the Federal Police in an [alleged] sale of jewelry.

[...] The reporter was pushed by Bolsonaro supporters immediately after the question. He was then followed by a group of men. One of them shoved the reporter on the shoulder, which knocked him off balance."

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