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Brazil is the third country that has lost most freedom of expression in the past ten years, according to ARTICLE19 survey

"Brazil is the third country that, between 2011 and 2021, had one of the highest declines in freedom of expression indicators, according to the Global Expression Report annual report by ARTICLE 19, a non-governmental organization for the defense and promotion of the right to freedom of expression and access to information worldwide, released this Thurs. June […]

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Indigenous expert murdered alongside British journalist was investigating the role of the city government in illegal fishing

"Brazilian Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira – who died on June 5, 2022, along with British journalist Dom Phillips, in the Javari Valley (AM) – was mapping the connections of the Atalaia do Norte (AM) city hall with the group involved in poaching and illegal fishing in the Indigenous Land of the Javari Valley. Pereira had […]

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Brazilian court upholds conviction of President Bolsonaro for crimes against journalist Patrícia Campos Mello

"The 8th Private Law Chamber of the São Paulo State Court of Justice (TJSP, by its Portuguese acronym) upheld the conviction of President Jair Bolsonaro for offense and sexual insinuations against journalist Patrícia Campos Mello, of the [newspaper] Folha de S. Paulo. By 4 votes to 1, the judges upheld the lower court's decision and […]

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Google News Initiative opens enrollment for journalism business acceleration program in Brazil

"Interested news startups have until July 17 to sign up for the second edition of the GNI Startups Lab, an acceleration program promoted by Google News Initiative in Brazil with the support of Ajor (Digital Journalism Association) and the innovation lab Echos. This initiative is aimed at Brazilian startups. The objective is to support companies […]

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Remains of journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous activist Bruno Pereira, shot to death in the Brazilian Amazon, identified

"Forensic analysis confirmed on Sat. June 18, that the second body found on Wed. June 15 in the Amazon is that of Bruno Pereira, a 41-year-old father of three children. The day before, British journalist Dom Phillips, 57, a contributor to The Guardian newspaper who had been living in Brazil for 15 years, was identified. […]

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Brazilian organizations express indignation and deep sorrow for the murder of journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous activist Bruno Pereira in the Amazon

"The undersigned organizations call on Brazilian society to express deep indignation and sadness at the confirmation of the deaths of Indian affairs expert Bruno Araújo Pereira and British foreign correspondent Dom Phillips, in Vale do Javari, Amazonas, whose bodies are undergoing expert analysis. [...] On Wed., June 15, the president of Brazil preferred to spend […]

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Brazil police find two bodies in search for missing journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous activist Bruno Pereira

"Police in the Brazilian Amazon have found the bodies of two men in the area close to where British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous activist Bruno Pereira went missing 10 days ago. At a press briefing late on Wednesday, regional police chief Eduardo Fontes said one of the two men arrested in connection with the […]

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Brazil: São Paulo residents threaten photojournalist Caio Castor, try to enter residence

"Around 6:30 p.m. on May 28, a group of about 15 people gathered in front of the building where freelance photojournalist Caio Castor lives with his family in the city of São Paulo, attempted to enter the building, and threatened to “break everything” in his apartment, according to news reports and the journalist, who spoke […]

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Abraji and OCCRP join forces to launch Aleph tool in Brazil

"A tool created by OCCRP, an international consortium of investigative journalism, Aleph groups more than 500 databases that can be cross-referenced. (...) Entitled "project_abraji", the Aleph directory created as a result of the partnership groups a series of data from Brazil, among them those related to beneficiaries of Emergency Aid and Bolsa Família; aircraft owners, […]