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Brazil: Parliamentarians and journalists' associations criticize change of the Chamber of Deputies Press Committee

"The new room is far from the plenary and makes it difficult for reporters to access parliamentarians. It is not the first time that a president of the Chamber has tried to occupy the space of the Press Committee, where journalists work. (...) To leave the presidency of the Chamber and reach the plenary, the […]

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Brazilian Supreme Court decides that the right to be forgotten is 'incompatible with the Constitution'

"The Federal Supreme Court (STF, for its acronym in Portuguese) denied on Thursday (Feb. 11) the recognition of the so-called 'right to be forgotten'- by which someone could claim that the media were prevented from disclosing information about a true fact considered harmful or painful."   Read original article (in Portuguese)

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Trust in the media in Latin America: the same old story?

"As in the rest of the world, trust in news in Latin America has declined in recent years. But survey data from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico show that trust levels vary significantly from one national context to another and can relate to a variety of phenomena, from the shortcomings of journalism itself to social unrest […]

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Digital journalism reduces incidence of news deserts in Brazil

"The emergence of small digital initiatives in Brazil in recent years has helped to fill spaces lacking the presence of local journalism, the so-called news deserts, as the number of print outlets has shrunk significantly, according to the most recent survey by Atlas da Notícia (News Atlas). All regions recorded 1. a decrease in total […]

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UNHCR, Folha de S.Paulo and Museum of Immigration launch exhibit on refugee journalists in Brazil

"The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Folha de S.Paulo and the Museum of Immigration inaugurate this Wednesday (Jan. 3) the photographic exhibit Quem conta essa história: jornalistas refugiados ou refugiados jornalistas? (Who tells the story: refugee journalists or journalist refugees?) Composed of photos, texts and audiovisual resources, the exhibit relays the reasons for the forced displacement, the […]

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ABRAJI rejects attorney general's letter in intimidation of Brazilian journalist Guilherme Amado

“On Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, the Attorney General's Office delivered to Minister Cármen Lúcia, of the Supreme Federal Court, a report on the open procedure for investigating news that federal agencies were acting to help the defense of Senator Flávio Bolsonaro. In the document sent to the Supreme Court, Augusto Aras included the request made […]

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Early Childhood Reporting Fellowship: Inequality and COVID-19 in Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia

"The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of the Columbia Journalism School in New York, is launching a project-based virtual Fellowship for journalists based in Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia which will be focused on illuminating the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on young children’s growth, development and wellbeing."   Read original announcement 

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Brazilian Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro is sentenced for insulting journalist Patricia Campos Mello

"Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro [son of the country's president] was sentenced, on Wednesday (Jan. 21, 2021), to compensate journalist Patricia Campos Mello, of newspaper Folha de S.Paulo. The decision was handed down by judge Luiz Gustavo Esteves, of the 11th Civil Court of the TJ-SP (Court of Justice of the State of São Paulo). The damages […]

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Journalist has cell phone broken by police during operation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

"An intense shootout in Complexo do Alemão [in Rio de Janeiro], in the area known as Area 5, frightens residents, who report shots since 8 a.m. this Wednesday (01/13). The armored police vehicle (Caveirão) went on towards the region known as Fazendinha and the intense shooting continues. Cinematographic reporter Renato Moura followed the police raid […]