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Brazilian courts censor four reports published in the press in less than a week

"Brazilian courts censored four reports published by journalistic media [O Globo, piauí and RBS TV] in less than a week. The decisions were made by different courts and tribunals — Amazonas, Federal District, Rio de Janeiro and Rio Grande do Sul ... The censorship imposed by the magistrates was widely criticized by journalistic organizations, defenders […]

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Gênero e Número and RSF invite Brazilian women and LGBTQIA+ journalists to participate in online survey

"Gênero e Número and Reporters Without Borders Brazil invite women journalists and LGBTQIA+ journalists to respond to an online survey for the study 'The impact of disinformation and political violence on the internet against women and LGBTQIA+ journalists and communicators during the pandemic.' The objective of the research is to deepen investigation into the conditions […]

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Brazilian journalist and blogger are targets of attacks

"A journalist and a blogger were targets of attacks in Magé, Baixada Fluminense, and the police do not rule out that the case has a political character. The most recent attack took place on Tuesday (Aug. 17). Journalist Vinicius Lourenço only escaped because the car is armored. Four shots were fired, one at the driver's […]

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Brazil: Court determines prior censorship of report about a comedian accused of sexual harassment by eight women

"Since August 12th, [Brazilian magazine] piauí has been prohibited from publishing a report on developments of the case of Marcius Melhem, the comedian accused of sexually harassing at least eight women, all of them work colleagues. ... On the 12th, Judge Tula Corrêa de Mello, from the 20th Criminal Court of Rio de Janeiro, accepted […]

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Bolsonaro blocked 176 social media profiles, says Human Rights Watch report

"President Jair Bolsonaro is blocking those who criticize him on social media, according to information from Human Rights Watch. The non-governmental organization (NGO) says it has identified 176 blocked accounts, mostly on Twitter, including those of journalists, congressmen and influencers. Profiles of media outlets and NGOs are also on the list. 'It prevents blocked people […]

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Brazilian Federal Police says Bolsonaro supporters copy Trump and use attacks on the press as method

"The Federal Police stated to the Superior Electoral Court that the 'bolsonarista' channels on social networks work with the objective of 'diminishing the border between what is true and what is a lie' and use as a strategy attacks on traditional media outlets (newspapers, radio, TV, etc.) This method was also applied in the campaign […]

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Abraji's International Investigative Journalism Congress broadens range of topics, guests and regions

"Abraji's 16th International Investigative Journalism Congress will last seven days (August 23-29). There are 70 hours of workshops, lectures and debates that will be available for 30 days on the event platform. For the second year in a row, due to the health and economic crisis, registration is free. But participants are invited to donate […]

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Journalist attacked in a pro-Bolsonaro demonstration for using red cell phone

"Journalist Reinaldo Galhardo gave a statement this Thursday (Aug. 12, 2021), at the station of the 2nd Police District of Sorocaba, in the interior of São Paulo, about the aggressions he suffered in a demonstration in favor of President Jair Bolsonaro (no party) and for the printed vote. The owner of site Station News Sorocabahad […]

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Videos show the bust of a radio broadcaster who was killed in 2015 being vandalized in Brazil

"The bust of radio host Gleydson Carvalho, who was killed in 2015 while hosting a radio show, was vandalized in Martinópole [Brazil] for at least two consecutive days. The statue was hit with axes and tied to a rope to be brought down by a 4x4 vehicle. [...] Radio broadcaster Gleydson Carvalho was murdered on […]

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Bolsonaro issued 1,682 false or misleading statements in 2020, Article 19 reports

"In 2020 alone, in the midst of the health crisis, Jair Bolsonaro issued 1,682 false or misleading statements, an average of 4.3 per day, contributing to the increase in cases of disease contamination, deaths and causing an information crisis in Brazil. In the previous year, there were around 500 declarations of this type. The data […]