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Brazilian journalist's home attacked with home-made bomb

July 2, 2019 8:50 AM ET

In the early morning of June 23, 2019, a small improvised bomb exploded at the home of Brazilian radio reporter Francisco José Jorge de Sousa in Ipu, Ceará state, the journalist told CPJ via phone. No one was injured in the explosion, de Sousa said....

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Brazilian journalist Romário Barros shot and killed in Maricá

June 20, 2019 4:35 PM ET

São Paulo, June 20, 2019 -- Authorities in the Brazilian town of Maricá, in Rio de Janeiro state, must thoroughly investigate the killing of journalist Romário Barros and determine whether the attack was tied to his journalism, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Glenn Greenwald, Intercept Brasil staff threatened after publishing corruption investigation

June 18, 2019 6:52 PM ET

São Paulo, June 18, 2019--The founder, editor, and other members of the The Intercept Brasil staff said they have received threats on email and social media following their publication of politically sensitive stories this month....

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Brazilian journalist Robson Giorno shot and killed in Rio de Janeiro state

May 30, 2019 2:30 PM ET

São Paulo, May 30, 2019 -- Authorities in Rio de Janeiro must make every effort to find and prosecute those responsible for the killing of journalist Robson Giorno, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Brazilian court orders online magazine Crusoé to remove article about judge

April 16, 2019 6:15 PM ET

Sao Paulo, April 16, 2019--Brazil's Supreme Court should revoke a decision to censure and fine an online magazine and refrain from censoring media outlets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Bolsonaro is making Brazilian journalists' jobs more difficult

March 21, 2019 1:20 PM ET

First as a candidate and now in his first months as president, Jair Bolsonaro has made his disdain for the media crystal clear. Ministers, supporters, and his family members have followed his lead by no longer offering interviews, attacking and blocking critical reporters on social media, and calling them...

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Ahead of inauguration day, Brazilian media braces for Bolsonaro

December 27, 2018 11:45 AM ET

Long before one of their photographers was harassed on election night in Brazil, the editors at Fortaleza newspaper O Povo were meeting with their readers and staff to discuss the increasingly polarized environment and how to deal with it....

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More journalists killed on the job as reprisal murders nearly double

December 19, 2018 12:00 AM ET

Journalists from Saudi Arabia to Afghanistan to the U.S. were targeted for murder in 2018 in reprisal for their work, bringing the total of journalists killed on duty to its highest in three years. The number of journalists killed in conflict fell to its lowest level since 2011. A...

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CPJ calls on Brazil to end its use of criminal defamation to persecute journalists

December 13, 2018 6:18 PM ET

New York, December 13, 2018--Brazilian authorities should cease prosecuting journalists for defamation and repeal the country's outdated criminal defamation laws, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police took Paulo Cezar de Andrade Prado, a blogger known as "Paulinho," into custody on November 9 to serve a prison sentence...

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Hundreds of journalists jailed globally becomes the new normal

December 13, 2018 12:00 AM ET

For the third year in a row, 251 or more journalists are jailed around the world, suggesting the authoritarian approach to critical news coverage is more than a temporary spike. China, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia imprisoned more journalists than last year, and Turkey remained the world’s worst jailer. A...

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