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Bolsonaro family makes at least one attack on the press a day

“President Jair Bolsonaro and his sons in public office, such as councilor Carlos Bolsonaro, senator Flávio Bolsonaro and also Eduardo Bolsonaro, have made at least one attack on media outlets per day from January 2021 to May 2022. The survey carried out by the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) examined 14,918 tweets and retweets […]

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Brazilian federal police arrest suspect in the murder of journalist Dom Phillips

"Suspected of drug trafficking and illegal purchase of fish, Peruvian Rubens Villar Coelho, known as Colombia, was arrested this Thursday (July 7, 2022) when he presented himself to the Federal Police in Tabatinga (AM). He is singled out by the investigation of the murder of the Indigenous issues expert Bruno Pereira and journalist Dom Phillips […]

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Brazil: TV Gazeta boss accused of asking reporters to exchange nude photos for stories

"The manager of the sports department of TV Gazeta, Michelle Giannella, is accused of having asked reporters or producers to send half-naked photos to press secretaries or athletes in exchange for interviews. UOL heard two former employees who received the request on two occasions and five other people who were in meetings when this request […]

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Webinar: Brazil Elections 2022 - Research Tips

"The state of democracy in the world is at its lowest point in decades. Across the globe, free and fair elections face increasing threats from disinformation campaigns, foreign interference, rising authoritarianism, and more. In Brazil, added to this scenario is the constant questioning of the validity of the electoral system, incited by President Jair Bolsonaro […]

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Brazil: Registration for the 17th Abraji Congress is now open

"As of this Tuesday, July 5, 2022, registrations are open for one of the largest journalistic meetings in Latin America. Promoted by Abraji since 2005, the 17th International Congress of Investigative Journalism takes place from Aug. 3 to 7, in a hybrid format, with more than 80 activities and nearly 200 speakers. 'We faced the […]

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Brazil: Culprit of 1989 murder of journalist Maria Nilce dos Santos Magalhães is caught

"Former military policeman Cezar Narciso de Souza was captured on June 28 by federal police agents and municipal guards in Vitória, capital of Espirito Santo state, Brazil. He was sentenced to 19 years in prison, but had been on the run since 2018 when he was sentenced. Maria Nilce dos Santos Magalhães, a journalist, news […]

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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 […]