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Two photographers arrested for photographing Brazil protest

April 24, 2017 4:38 PM ET

Police on April 17, 2017, arrested two Brazilian photographers who were taking photographs of a barricade of burning tires in the Jardins neighborhood of São Paulo and accused them of starting the fire, according to one of the photographers and the police report, which CPJ has reviewed....

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In Brazil, attacker fires at political blogger's car

April 6, 2017 2:27 PM ET

Political blogger Márcio Prado was at his home in Rio Grande da Serra, one of the municipalities that ring Brazil's biggest city São Paulo, in the early hours of April 1, 2017, when he heard gunshots, he told CPJ in a telephone interview. The blogger said he went downstairs to...

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In Brazil, outdated defamation laws and costly court cases used to pressure critics

April 6, 2017 11:28 AM ET

Brazilian journalist Erik Silva never imagined that printing information from a municipal government website would see him accused of defamation and lead to a drawn-out court case. But almost a year after writing about the size of salary earned by a municipal accountant in Corumbá, a city of just under...

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Police search Brazilian blogger's devices in morning raid

March 24, 2017 12:57 PM ET

São Paulo, March 24, 2017--A police search of Brazilian blogger Carlos Eduardo Cairo Guimarães' residence and electronic devices to uncover the sources for a story he had published was an alarming violation of journalists' right to protect their sources, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Brazilian reporter's car set on fire

March 14, 2017 8:35 AM ET

Someone set veteran Brazilian political reporter Rodrigo Lima's car on fire outside his office at the daily newspaper Diario da Região on March 3, 2017, according to the journalist, witnesses, and video of the incident. The reporter, who has worked at the newspaper for 17 years, told the Committee to...

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Brazilian photographers shot covering police action

March 2, 2017 10:57 AM ET

Two Brazilian photographers were shot while covering a February 23, 2017, confrontation between police and civilians in a region of São Paulo notorious for its high concentration of drug sales and use, according to the photographers and the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (ABRAJI)....

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O Globo and Folha de S.Paulo ordered to remove reports about Brazil's First Lady

February 15, 2017 3:58 PM ET

São Paulo, February 15, 2017--A judge ordered two of Brazil's biggest national dailies, Folha de S.Paulo and O Globo, to remove stories from their websites about a court case of a hacker convicted of attempted blackmail of Brazil's first lady, Marcela Temer, according to reports in both papers....

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TV Globo reporter attacked during live broadcast outside prison in Brazil

January 18, 2017 3:37 PM ET

Larissa Carvalho, a reporter for TV Globo, was attacked during a live broadcast of a prison riot near the city of Belo Horizonte in Brazil on January 17, 2017. Footage of the incident shows a woman charge at Carvalho, knocking her down as the journalist broadcasts outside the Antônio Dutra...

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Journalist killings ease from record highs as murders down, combat deaths up

December 19, 2016 12:00 AM ET

Deadly violence against the media eased in 2016 from recent record levels as the number of journalists singled out for murder declined. A CPJ special report by Elana Beiser and Elisabeth Witchel...

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Brazilian journalist convicted of criminal defamation for environmental reporting

November 10, 2016 3:38 PM ET

A Salvador court sentenced Brazilian journalist Aguirre Talento to six months and six days in jail for criminal defamation on October 31, 2016, reduced to community service and a fine, according to the journalist and his lawyer. The case was the second of three separate defamation cases filed the same...

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