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Should Google pay for news in Brazil? It’s complicated

"(...) The payment for news content was a hushed addition to a draft legislation whose stated aim is to mitigate the effects of disinformation. Dubbed the “Fake News Bill,” it would force tech giants to have an office in Brazil and to be more transparent and accountable about their users in the country as well […]

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Brazilian government creates 'TV Bolsonaro'; president turns public broadcaster into propaganda machine

"A feature story by Luigi Mazza, published in the May issue of Piauí, shows how President Jair Bolsonaro has politically biased the Empresa Brasil de Comunicação (EBC), whose main outlet is TV Brasil. The story, which interviewed 29 employees and former employees of the station, as well as former managers, talks about the constant presence […]

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Social networks close partnership with Brazil's Electoral Tribunal, but do not clarify how they will combat disinformation

"In 2018, information on social networks was decisive for part of the Brazilian electorate to choose who to vote for: according to a survey by the DataSenado Institute, about 45 percent of respondents decided on their vote considering what they saw on some network. According to the survey, 79 percent used WhatsApp as one of […]

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Brazil: Globo group journalists protest against salary losses

"Journalists from O Globo, Valor Econômico and other media companies protested on Wed. May 25, in Brasília because of a salary reconfiguration. According to the Union of Journalists of the Federal District, the companies' proposal means a salary readjustment of 5%, paid in installments and without back pay. Protesters cited high inflation in Brazil to […]

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Abraji repudiates councilmember's stoning attack on journalist in Brazil

"Journalist Alexandre Megale, from Ouro Fino (Minas Gerais, Brazil), was attacked on May 16, by councilmember Paulo Luiz de Cantuária (...). The politician closed in on the journalist's motorcycle with his car and then threw stones at his head. According to Megale, Cantuária even picked up a bigger rock with both hands to hit him […]

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Brazil: Jovem Jornalista Award opens registration for 2022 edition

"Registration is now open for the 14th edition of the Fernando Pacheco Jordão Jovem Journalist Award, promoted by the Vladimir Herzog Institute in partnership with the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji, for its acronym in Portuguese) and four other organizations. Brazilian students must present proposals for coverage on the theme "The cries the world […]

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News organizations in Brazil protest against an attempt to run over two female journalists from the Globo network

"In another case of violence against journalists that occurred in Brazil, GloboNews reporter Paula Araújo and film reporter Patrícia Santos were the object of an attempt to strike them with a vehicle on the morning of Tuesday, May 10. (...) News organizations protested against the new attack attempt against professionals in the sector. According to […]

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Legal harassment in Brazil: When denouncing a judge in the media means going bankrupt (or even going to prison)

"From north to south in Brazil, magistrates have interfered with press freedom and profited from it. I mapped a series of cases in which members of the judiciary followed Judge Lopes' example: displeased with what they read, they appealed to professional colleagues to silence journalists. In most situations, there are also demands for compensation reaching […]

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Agência Pública from Brazil launches book with behind-the-scenes stories from its 10 years of investigative journalism

“In late 2010, Wikileaks shocked the world with the release of Cablegate, the leak of thousands of telegrams exchanged between the United States and its embassies around the world that laid bare international diplomacy, revealing the true interests of the US government and other countries. Among the journalists who participated in this gigantic scoop was […]

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Structural violence against journalists and disinformation impede the advancement of press freedom in Brazil, says RSF

"Reporters without Borders (RSF) launched on May 3 the World Press Freedom Ranking, an annual publication that compares the working conditions of press professionals in 180 countries and territories. Structural violence against journalists, a media scenario marked by high private concentration and the increase in disinformation were highlighted by RSF as impediments to the advancement […]