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CNN Brazil lays off more than 120 professionals

"CNN Brazil fired on Thur. Dec. 1 more than 120 professionals, including anchors, reporters and analysts. In addition to the layoffs, the network also closed its branch in Rio de Janeiro. The São Paulo and Brasília branches will continue to operate. [...] Poder360 found out that CNN Brazil is trying to reach the break even […]

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El Salvador journalists denounce NSO Group in the U.S.

"A group of 15 journalists and administrative staff of the Salvadoran digital news outlet El Faro filed a lawsuit on Wed. Oct. 11  in a federal court in California against the technology company NSO Group, creator of the Pegasus software, which they accuse of violating fraud and data abuse laws. The lawsuit against NSO Group, […]

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Brazil: Commission asks CPI to investigate murders of journalist Dom Phillips and indigenist Bruno Pereira

"The final opinion of the external commission of the House of Representatives that follows the investigation of the murder of the Brazilian indigenous activist Bruno Pereira and the English journalist Dom Phillips, in the region of Vale do Javari (AM), was approved on Wed. Nov. 30. The document calls for the creation of a Parliamentary […]

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Brazil: Press freedom organizations call on authorities to investigate more than 60 attacks on journalists

"Faced with the exponential growth of aggressions and threats to journalists covering anti-democratic demonstrations [protesting the results of the past presidential elections in Brazil] throughout the country, national press entities have called on local authorities to demand more security and investigate who's behind the attacks. The petitions were signed by Abraji (Brazilian Association of Investigative […]

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Headquarters of news website Rondoniaovivo shot multiple times in northern Brazil

"Around 3:40 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, an unidentified man shot multiple times at the headquarters of privately owned news website Rondoniaovivo in the city of Porto Velho, Rondônia’s capital, according to several news reports, the outlet’s news director Ivan Frazão, and owner Paulo Andreoli, who spoke to CPJ in separate phone interviews. The shots hit and […]

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Brazil: Organizations create guide for journalists and communicators about the scenario of reproductive injustice for Black girls and women

"The guide for journalists and communicators "Brazilian Scenario of Reproductive Injustice for Black Women and Girls" was launched last on Nov. 11 by the Feminist Health Network, Portal Catarinas, Curumim Group and Anis (Institute of Bioethics and Human Rights). In a perspective of greater political and media incidence and with the support of the NGO […]

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Brazil: 2022 surpasses the previous year's record for attacks on the press

"With critical levels of violence against the Brazilian press, 2022 did not need its 365 days to surpass the record of aggressions against journalists registered in 2021. Partial data from the monitoring of attacks on the press, conducted by the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji, by its Portuguese acronym), reveal 504 cases identified between […]

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Brazilian jury convicts four of five defendants accused of killing radio host in 2012

"After a three-day trial and almost ten years after the death of radio broadcaster Valério Luiz, the jury convicted four of the five accused of planning and carrying out the murder. There were declarations for the immediate arrests of Maurício Sampaio, Urbano Malta, Ademá Figueredo and Marcus Vinícius Xavier. The crime happened on July 5, […]

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Organizations record 37 attacks on the press after Brazilian election run-off

"The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji, by its Portuguese acronym) and other organizations that work in defense of press freedom and freedom of expression recorded an unprecedented wave of attacks against journalists, photographers, cameramen, and reporters in recent days. After the results of election run-off for the [presidential] elections, supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro […]

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Brazil: Abraji condemns aggressions and harassment of journalists in different parts of the country

"In the context of anti-democratic protests organized by supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro (PL), who defeated in these elections, several press professionals - among reporters, cameramen and photographers - have denounced harassment and attacks aimed at preventing journalistic coverage. In different parts of the country, protesters have been blocking roads since last Mon. Oct. 31, […]