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Brazil restricts access to government information amid COVID-19 emergency

March 26, 2020 12:00 PM ET

Rio de Janeiro, March 26, 2020 -- Brazilian authorities should not use the coronavirus crisis as an excuse to restrict access to government information, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Brazilian journalist Patrícia Campos Mello faces online harassment campaign

February 12, 2020 5:41 PM ET

Rio de Janeiro, February 12, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the online harassment campaign against Brazilian journalist Patrícia Campos Mello....

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Brazilian prosecutor should drop charges against Glenn Greenwald

January 22, 2020 6:26 PM ET

Rio de Janeiro, January 22, 2020--Brazilian authorities should immediately drop charges against Intercept Brasil co-founder and editor Glenn Greenwald and refrain from prosecuting journalists for their communication with sources, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Police beat, detain journalists covering protests in São Paulo

January 10, 2020 4:05 PM ET

Rio de Janeiro, January 10, 2020 -- Brazilian authorities must promptly investigate alleged police harassment and attacks against journalists covering protests in São Paulo, and ensure that reporters can safely cover demonstrations, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Judge delays trial in 2012 killing of Brazilian radio journalist, citing lack of resources

December 20, 2019 11:30 AM ET

Rio de Janeiro, December 20, 2019 -- Brazilian authorities must quickly resume the trial of the alleged killers of radio journalist Valério Luiz de Oliveira and ensure that justice is served without further delays, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Rio mayor’s office bars Globo journalists from press conference

December 13, 2019 3:10 PM ET

Rio de Janeiro, December 13, 2019 -- Rio de Janeiro Mayor Marcelo Crivella must allow reporters from all news outlets to cover his office’s press conferences, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Brazilian radio station antenna destroyed in arson attack

December 12, 2019 2:45 PM ET

Rio de Janeiro, December 12, 2019 -- Brazilian authorities must thoroughly investigate the arson attack against broadcaster radio Aliança FM and hold the perpetrators to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Brazilian electoral court sentences 2 journalists to suspended jail time for defamation

December 2, 2019 1:34 PM ET

On November 21, 2019, Brazilian regional news website Planeta Folha published a report uncovering a previously unreported criminal defamation lawsuit against journalists Donizete Bernardo dos Santos and Josias Brito da Silva....

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Brazilian electoral law criminalizes sharing allegations against politicians

November 14, 2019 4:02 PM ET

Rio de Janeiro, November 14, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a law enacted by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro that criminalizes slander under the electoral code....

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Brazilian President Bolsonaro threatens to revoke Globo’s broadcasting license

October 30, 2019 11:46 AM ET

New York, October 30, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to refrain from insulting and threatening media outlets....

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