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Brazilian journalist Leonardo Pinheiro shot and killed in Araruama

May 19, 2020 10:15 AM ET

Rio de Janeiro, May 19, 2020 -- Brazilian authorities must promptly and thoroughly investigate the killing of journalist Leonardo Pinheiro, determine if it was related to his reporting, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Brazilian radio journalist Fábio Márcio survives shooting attempt

May 12, 2020 8:30 AM ET

Rio de Janeiro, May 12, 2020 -- Brazilian authorities must thoroughly investigate the recent shooting attack against radio journalist Fábio Márcio and hold the perpetrators to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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In Brazil, Rio’s community journalists face daily challenges informing favela residents about COVID-19

May 5, 2020 11:46 AM ET

Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Gizele Martins and Raull Santiago—community journalists from Rio de Janeiro’s favelas—worked to bring accurate news and information to the local population and to give visibility to their struggles. Their organizations are among dozens of media groups founded by residents of Rio’s favelas and other...

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Gunman attacks Brazilian radio journalist Vamberto Teixeira’s home in Sete Lagoas

April 15, 2020 3:35 PM ET

Rio de Janeiro, April 15, 2020 -- Brazilian authorities must swiftly and thoroughly investigate a shooting attack on radio journalist Vamberto Teixeira’s house and hold the perpetrators to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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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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