Brazil / 2014

Critical Brazilian blogger shot to death

December 26, 2014 1:51 PM ET

New York, December 26, 2014--Brazilian authorities must thoroughly investigate Tuesday's murder of a Brazilian blogger and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Marcos de Barros Leopoldo Guerra, who wrote a critical blog in Ubatuba, a city on the northern coast of Sao Paulo state,...

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Brazilian authorities must ensure safety of journalists covering World Cup protests

June 12, 2014 4:11 PM ET

New York, June 12, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about reports that three journalists were injured covering protests against the World Cup in Sao Paulo today. CNN producer Barbara Arvanitidis sought treatment at a hospital for an arm injury and CNN correspondent Shasta Darlington and Sistema Brasileiro de...

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CPJ releases security guide in Portuguese ahead of Brazil World Cup

June 9, 2014 10:44 AM ET

Protests and anti-press violence highlight need for journalist safety New York, June 9, 2014--As journalists gather in Brazil to cover the FIFA World Cup, one of the most watched sports events in the world, the Committee to Protect Journalists released the Portuguese version of its journalist security guide. The guide...

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News from the Committee to Protect Journalists, May 2014

May 30, 2014 12:29 PM ET

CPJ's Brazil report spurs government meetings on press freedom CPJ board member María Teresa Ronderos and CPJ Senior Program Coordinator Carlos Lauría traveled to Brasilia this month to launch a new special report, "Halftime for the Brazilian press," and met with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, as well as other high-level...

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Journalists convicted of criminal defamation in Brazil

May 13, 2014 2:27 PM ET

New York, May 13, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the conviction of two Brazilian journalists on charges of criminal defamation and calls on authorities to reverse the decisions on appeal. ...

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Violence and judicial censorship afflict journalists in Brazil

May 5, 2014 5:36 PM ET

Rousseff administration takes steps, but impunity still haunts the World Cup host Brasilia, May 6, 2014--Brazil is home to a vibrant investigative press, but journalists are murdered regularly and their killers go free. The media is also subject to legal harassment that drains resources and censors important stories, according to...

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Halftime for the Brazilian press

April 24, 2014 3:24 PM ET

CPJ to release report on press freedom, internet freedom, impunity, and censorship in Brazil New York, April 24, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release a special report on the press freedom climate in Brazil as the country gears up to host the World Cup this summer, followed by...

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Newspaper owner gunned down in Brazil

February 14, 2014 3:31 PM ET

February 14, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder Thursday night of Brazilian journalist Pedro Palma and calls on authorities to fully investigate the crime and bring those responsible to justice. ...

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Putting Press Freedom at the Heart of Anti-Poverty Efforts

February 12, 2014 2:25 AM ET

Economists and political scientists acknowledge that journalism is vital to development and democracy. By Robert Mahoney...

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Violence and Judicial Censorship Mar Brazil's Horizon

February 12, 2014 1:56 AM ET

The Brazilian government's concern for the safety of an American journalist stands in contrast to a dismal performance protecting its own reporters. By Carlos Lauría Demonstrators clash with riot policemen during a protest in Rio de Janeiro's on June 17, 2013, against the billions of dollars spent preparing for soccer's...

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