The Brazilian documentary “A Verdade da Mentira” (The Truth of the Lie) follows the work of several professionals who worked to combat disinformation during the 2018 presidential election to understand how this kind of content spreads.
The Brazilian president's threat of physical violence against a journalist who asked him a question puts the conflictual relationship that he has had with the press since before becoming president on a different level, according to press freedom organizations.
All the president’s attacks: Coping with governments that weaponize social media and campaign against independent media
Brazilian journalist Bianca Santos filed a complaint July 7 with the United Nations Human Rights Commission against President Jair Bolsonaro. Nineteen nongovernmental organizations subscribed to the complaint.
On World Press Freedom Day, Brazilian journalists were attacked, insulted and expelled from a Brasilia demonstration in favor of the Jair Bolsonaro government and against Congress and the Federal Supreme Court.
After more than a year of expectation, the debut of CNN Brasil had much celebration and impact on social networks, but it also received criticism for cold content, little questioning in an interview with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
According to Fenaj's president, Maria José Braga, this is the first time the entity has carried out this kind of monitoring with a president. She stated that today there is an institutionalization of attacks on the press
Brazil’s Secretary of Social Communication of the Presidency of the Republic, Fábio Wajngarten, accused Folha de S. Paulo of “defending a conspiracy for the exit” of President Jair Bolsonaro, and of “preaching disrespect, lies and frustrated attempts to demoralize him” in an article published in the newspaper Dec. 2.
The editorial “O lugar de cada um” (The place of each one), published on Nov. 5 in the newspaper O Globo, is another development in the tense relationship between Bolsonaro and the press, fueled by the president's recurring attacks on critical journalism.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro threatened not to renew TV Globo's broadcasting license after the broadcaster aired a report about the mention of the president's name in the investigation into the murder of Marielle Franco, a city councilwoman executed in Rio de Janeiro on March 14, 2018. In a live broadcast posted on Facebook at 4 […]