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Brazil: Federal Prosecutor's Office calls for security risk analysis of journalists covering Bolsonaro

"The MPF (federal public prosecutor's office) issued an opinion to the judiciary in which it states that there are risks to journalists covering President Jair Bolsonaro at the Alvorada Palace, the official residence of the president. The document, signed last week and obtained by UOL this Monday (May 3, 2021), asks that measures be taken […]

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Brazil: Men invade studio and threaten to attack broadcaster who criticized Bolsonaro

"Four unidentified men invaded a radio studio located in the municipality of Santa Cruz do Capibaribe, in Agreste de Pernambuco, [Brazil], on Tuesday night (April 6, 2021). On the occasion, the men, who declare themselves supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro, threatened to attack radio broadcaster Júnior Albuquerque after he criticized the federal government's health policy […]

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Photographer of newspaper Estado de Minas in Brazil is attacked and harassed by Bolsonaro supporters

"A protest carried out this Monday (March 15) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, culminated in censorship of the work of the press, with violent attacks against a photographer-reporter from the Estado de Minas (...) The group tried to prevent the journalist from filming and photographing the act, on the grounds that he is a 'communist.' The […]

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Journalist dismissed after questioning Bolsonaro about Superior Court's decision

"The city of Rio Branco dismissed a communication advisor of the Secretariat of the Environment, João Renato Jácome. On Wednesday (Feb. 24), the journalist was working as a freelancer for newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo. He went to the press conference of President Jair Bolsonaro, who was visiting Acre, and questioned Bolsonaro about the […]