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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, […]

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Journalists from Brazil's public communication company receive Vladimir Herzog Award and exalt resistance to censorship

"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 […]

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Censorship of the investigative journalism agency Amazônia Real reaches three months

"The censorship of a featured story by Amazônia Real reached three months on Oct. 19. The Amazonas State Court has not given an answer to a lawsuit and two appeals filed by the independent and investigative journalism agency against the decision, considered an attack on the freedom of the press by specialized organizations and journalists […]

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Brazilian state assembly investigates journalists, news outlets reporting on abortion case

“On October 11, Santa Catarina’s state assembly held the first session of a Parliamentarian Commission of Investigation (CPI, by its Portuguese acronym), which is investigating The Intercept Brasil and Portal Catarinas for their joint report, published on June 20, about attempts by members of the state’s legal system to stop an 11-year-old rape survivor from […]

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Registration for Coda.Br 2022, the largest data journalism conference in Latin America, is now open

"Registration for the 7th edition of the Brazilian Conference on Journalism of Data and Digital Methods (Coda.Br 2022) is open. Aimed at journalists and civil society organizations, the event will be held in a hybrid way: online from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 and in person on Nov. 5 and Nov. 6 at ESPM in […]

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Brazil: Attacks against women journalists increase 250% in September

"September marked a new record for assaults on women journalists [in Brazil] in 2022: 28 alerts were registered throughout the month, almost one per day. The figure represents a third of the total number of cases against women journalists registered throughout the year and an increase of 47.7% compared to September 2021. The data results […]