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Brazilian journalist among nominees for 2020 Press Freedom Awards from RSF

“'The RSF Press Freedom Awards are designed to honour journalists who – by their courage or independence or the impact of their investigations and reporting – particularly embody the ideals of journalism that we defend,' RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said." Brazilian investigative journalist Cecilia Olliveira "writes about public security issues, the drug trade and the […]

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FENAJ laments murder of another journalist in Brazil

"The National Federation of Journalists (FENAJ, for its acronym in Portuguese) expresses deep regret at the death of journalist Edney Menezes, 44, in the city of Peixoto de Azevedo, state of Mato Grosso. He was murdered on Sunday night, [Nov.] 15, when he was inside his car, at the intersection of Rua Getúlio Vargas and […]

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Brazil: Independent journalism organizations monitor violence during municipal elections

"Independent journalism initiatives in Brazil will monitor and map cases of violence in municipal elections in the country that take place on Nov. 15 and 29 (first and second rounds). They are: Agência Pública, Agência Saiba Mais, Amazônia Real, Gênero e Número, Marco Zero, Plural, Ponte Jornalismo, Portal Catarinas and Projeto #Colabora. Voters from all […]

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Media outlets in the interior of Brazil report tensions during electoral coverage

"Four days before the first round of municipal elections [in Brazil], Abraji has been receiving reports of tensions between the local press and politicians. The newspaper Gazeta de Limeira, which is 89-years-old and covers five cities in the interior of São Paulo, says its professionals are being prevented from following press conferences from the city […]

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Brazilian prosecutor sues and encourages actions against fact-checking agency

"Federal prosecutor Ailton Benedito, former secretary of Human Rights and Collective Defense of the Federal Public Ministry (MPF), announced on his social networks that he is suing the fact-checking agency Aos Fatos. Ailton, who declares himself to be conservative and is aligned with Bolsonaro, was pointed out by the fact-checking site as one of the […]

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Journalists report assaults at government press conference in Amazonas, Brazil

"Last Thursday (Oct. 29), Manaus was the scene of another episode of aggression against press freedom in Brazil. What was supposed to be a press conference by the deputy governor of Amazonas, Carlos Almeida Filho (PTB), was converted into a speech and assaults by Military Police Sergeant Michele Welche Silva Lobo against journalists Rosiene Carvalho, […]

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Latin American media and journalists among finalists for the Fetisov Journalism Awards

Journalistic projects from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico are among the finalists for the Fetisov Journalism Awards. The prizes, which were given for the first time in 2019, have the mission of promoting "universal human values such as honesty, justice, courage and nobility through the example of outstanding journalists from all over the world as […]

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NSC TV team is attacked on Florianópolis beach in Brazil

“Two NSC TV professionals were attacked this Monday morning (Nov. 2) at a Campeche beach, in Florianópolis, while doing a report. The team recorded displays of disrespect for the state decree that stipulates rules against the coronavirus pandemic. On the scene were reporter Bárbara Barbosa and cameraman Renato Soder. The idea was to present the […]

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Brazil: TV team is attacked in Minas Gerais during reporting trip in health unit

"The team was in the emergency department of the municipality of Prata when a man, who identified himself as a doctor, advanced on reporter Arcênio Corrêa. The cameraman Stanley Mathias tried to separate the two and was also attacked." Read original article (in Portuguese)