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Brazilian public bank Caixa Econômica Federal uses advertising to censor media

"Imagine the page of a news outlet that, a little more than two months before the election for president of the Republic, cannot mention the names of 'Jair Bolsonaro' and 'Lula,' the main candidates for office. [...] These words and dozens of others, totaling 239 terms, are on a list of expressions prohibited by Caixa […]

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On Journalists' Day in Venezuela, the country faces censorship, official disinformation and the threat of a reform that seeks to attack the profession

"'There is not much to celebrate, but there is much to demand,' Tinedo Guía, president of the National College of Journalists (CNP), said on June 27, Journalists' Day in Venezuela. [...] Between 2017 and 2019, according to a study by the NGO Espacio Público, 'the worsening of the social and political context impacted the media […]

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New law in Dominican Republic would censor press and social media users

"A constitutional law that intends to regulate the exercise of the right to privacy, honor, good name and self-image, was approved in the Senate. The bill proposed by the senator from Bahoruco, Melania Salvador, contains a series of articles that could directly clash with freedom of expression. Although of a civil, and not criminal, nature, […]

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Daniel Ortega's regime threatens and expels journalists from Spanish-language TV channel based in Florida from Nicaragua

"Daniel Ortega's regime denied entry to the country and threatened to arrest the journalistic team of MegaTV, a Spanish-language channel based in Miami, Florida, on April 24. The journalists were forcibly expelled from the country and sent to El Salvador. The journalist Camilo Loret de Mola and his cameraman, César Torero, were detained at the […]

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Brazil: Reporter is intimidated live by two subjects who prevented her from covering transportation strike in Rio de Janeiro

"The reporter Branca Andrade, from the SBT Rio program, was intimidated by two unidentified men, who prevented her from doing a report at the Alvorada [bus] Terminal, in Barra de Tijuca, in the west of Rio de Janeiro, about a public transport strike in that city. Andrade was broadcasting live on the SBT Rio program […]

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Two stations run by opposition mayor in Venezuela are shut down

"The National Telecommunications Commission of Venezuela (Conatel, by its Spanish acronym) shut down the Kalor 101.9 FM station, based in Acarigua, in the state of Portuguesa, on  Dec. 28. The news outlet was run by the journalist and recently-elected opposition mayor, Carlos Barrios. [...] On Dec. 27, the regulatory body closed the Astro 97.7 FM […]

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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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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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Judiciary censors report on illegal gold trade published in Repórter Brasil

“Judge Air Marin Junior, of the 2nd Civil Court of Boa Vista (RR), granted an injunction determining the removal of excerpts of the report '"I buy everything': Yanomami gold is freely sold on Rua do Ouro, in Boa Vista,” produced by Amazônia Real, in partnership with Repórter Brasil, and published on June 24 of this […]