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Reporter threatened, home attacked in southern Brazil

August 17, 2018 1:24 PM ET

São Paulo, August 18, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned an attack on Brazilian reporter Adenilson Miguel and called on police in the country's Minas Gerais state to ensure Miguel's safety and identify those responsible and bring them to justice....

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Offices of local news outlet shot at in southern Brazil

July 16, 2018 5:48 PM ET

Rio de Janeiro, July 16, 2018--Brazilian authorities should immediately investigate a July 12 attack on the offices of local news website VipSocial in the southern state of Santa Catarina and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Local radio journalist killed in northern Brazil

June 22, 2018 2:46 PM ET

Rio de Janeiro, June 22, 2018--Brazilian authorities should conduct a thorough and credible investigation into the killing of radio journalist Jairo Sousa, who was shot dead in northern Pará state yesterday, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Radio host in northeastern Brazil subject to series of threats

May 25, 2018 3:53 PM ET

Brazilian community radio presenter José Ilton dos Santos told the Committee to Protect Journalists that to date in 2018 he has faced a failed kidnapping attempt in which the assailant threatened to kill him as well as two other threats, the most recent coming on April 13, 2018. Dos...

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Brazilian reporter charged with 'promoting terrorism' after reporting on the militant group Islamic State

April 27, 2018 12:43 PM ET

São Paulo, April 27, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Brazilian authorities to drop anti-state charges against Felipe de Oliveira Araújo Rodrigues, a Rio de Janeiro-based journalist who infiltrated a Brazilian group of supporters of the Islamic State militant group in 2016 to report on their activities....

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Brazilian radio host shot in drive-by attack

April 24, 2018 4:07 PM ET

São Paulo, April 24, 2018--Brazilian authorities should conduct a swift and credible investigation into the drive-by shooting of radio host Hamilton Alves in Rondônia state and bring his attackers to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Brazil's 'Let her do her job' campaign demands respect for female sports reporters

April 18, 2018 5:49 PM ET

On March 25, not long before two of the biggest soccer matches of the season were about to kick off in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, a previously unknown group posted a video online that was of relevance to everyone involved in the game. The group had no...

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Ex-politician threatens two Brazilian radio reporters

April 11, 2018 2:56 PM ET

A former city council president in the northeastern Brazilian town of Patos threatened two local radio show hosts, Jozivan Antero and Abrantes Júnior, on March 15, 2018, days after they reported on accusations of alleged corruption during their two shows, according to the news website Central Vale Notícia....

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Brazilian newspaper offices shot at by unidentified gunman

March 27, 2018 5:59 PM ET

São Paulo, March 27, 2018--Brazilian authorities should immediately investigate a recent attack on the offices of the independent weekly Jornal dos Bairros in the southern state of Paraná and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ahead of elections, Brazil's police announce plan to crackdown on 'fake news'

January 30, 2018 10:35 AM ET

In November last year, Brazilian police stopped a truck on a highway in the center of the country and, after a thorough search, discovered more than six tons of marijuana stashed in false compartments. The truck had the name Romanelli on the side, but police said it was a...

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