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RSF: ‘sistema Bolsonaro’ contra imprensa inclui filhos do presidente, ministros e órgãos de Estado. Foto: Roberto Jayme/Ascom/TSE

Attacks on journalists explode in Brazil in 2020 and most of them come from President Bolsonaro

Two reports by press freedom organizations conclude that 2020 was the most dangerous year for professional journalism in recent Brazilian history. Despite the different methodologies, in the two surveys, President Jair Bolsonaro, his children, ministers and the Presidency's Communication Secretariat appear as the main sources of the attacks.

Journalists create newsletter to inform about northeastern Brazil and strengthen independent journalism in the region

Cajueira’s goal is to curate reports published by independent northeastern media outlets, mainly digital natives, to help people who want to know more about the Northeast

Senador Fabiano Contarato: ‘O direito penal tem uma função educativa e simbólica ao demonstrar que a sociedade e o Estado valorizam – e atuarão para proteger – a liberdade de imprensa.” Foto: Marcos Oliveira/Agência Senado

15 bills in Brazil toughen penalties for crimes against journalists; organizations criticize impunity

At a time of worsening press freedom in Brazil, at least 15 legislative bills seek to protect media professionals from attacks. Among them, there are proposals to consider as heinous crimes against journalists, to federalize the investigation of these crimes, to toughen penalties of bodily injury and homicides and even to classify the harassment of press professionals as a crime.

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Pop-up newsletter uses narration to tell the story of a Brazilian journalist who collaborated with WikiLeaks

Natalia Viana Viana worked directly with Julian Assange during the investigation and publication of secret U.S. cables, known as “Cablegate,” considered one of the biggest document leaks in the history of journalism

Journalist Hélio Fernandes was one of the main critical voices against the Brazilian military dictatorship. (Courtesy)

Documentary shows persecution of the military regime against Brazilian journalist Hélio Fernandes, who just turned 100

Documentary reconstructs moments of persecution suffered by journalist Hélio Fernandez, owner of newspaper Tribuna da Imprensa, under Brazil’s military dictatorship. Today, at the age of 100, Fernandes still writes daily on his blog and on Facebook.

Brazilian tool born out of the pandemic curates scientists’ social media posts for journalists 

Science Pulse is a social listening tool aimed at helping journalists to get the best out of the scientific community on Twitter and Facebook

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11 laws and bills against disinformation in Latin America carry fines, prison and censorship

Survey of laws and bills that curb and punish disinformation and fake news on the Internet shows growth in Latin American countries. Experts warn of the risk of censorship and self-censorship of journalists.

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Coalition of nine Brazilian outlets maps 150 cases of violence during municipal elections

Together, the 34 journalists created a database of cases of violence against voters, politicians, candidates, the press and also against people working in the organization of elections, such as officials, inspectors and civilians.

Fundadoras do No Pausa, Milagros Kirpach e Miriam de Paoli

Latin American journalists create site about menopause to inform, face taboos and empower women

The website, in Portuguese and Spanish, aims to raise awareness and inform about the climacteric, a period that lasts more than a decade.

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Latin American podcasts on femicide show systemic violence and institutional failures

The narrative journalism podcasts Praia dos Ossos and The Red Note start with crimes committed decades ago, to address a reality that persists in the region: systemic violence against women and a macho culture that blames the victims