Jair Bolsonaro

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Brazilian Minister of Justice calls for criminal investigations of 2 journalists, cartoonist

Rio de Janeiro, July 16, 2020 — Brazilian authorities should refrain from investigating or prosecuting cartoonist Renato Aroeira and journalists Ricardo Noblat and Helio Schwartsman, and should not threaten journalists with criminal investigations, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On June 15, Brazilian Minister of Justice André Mendonça published a series of tweets saying…

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Data journalists describe challenges of reporting on the true toll of COVID-19

How many people worldwide have been infected by the coronavirus, and how many have died as a result? Finding reliable information on the virus’s toll has proven such a challenging task that it is nearly impossible to answer these basic questions, five data journalists from around the world told CPJ in May and June. In…

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A banner reading “300,000 cases in the world, 15,000 deaths because of coronavirus! Stay at home and save lives!” hangs at the Cidade de Deus favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 7, 2020, during the COVID-19 outbreak. Rio’s community journalists face daily challenges informing favela residents about COVID-19. (AFP/Mauro Pimentel)

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

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 marginalized areas aiming to challenge stereotypes,…

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is seen in Brasilia on March 20, 2020. Bolsonaro recently passed a provisional regulation restricting access to public records. (Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino)

Brazil restricts access to government information amid COVID-19 emergency

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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An AFP fact-checking team journalist works at Agence France-Presse Bureau in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 27, 2018. On February 11, 2020, Brazilian journalist Patrícia Campos Mello faced online harassment campaign after allegations made during a congressional hearing on fake news. (AFP/Maruo Pimentel)

Brazilian journalist Patrícia Campos Mello faces online harassment campaign

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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In a July 10, 2019, photo, journalist Glenn Greenwald is shown at his home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil's federal public prosecutor on January 21, 2020, charged Greenwald with crimes including criminal association and invasion of an electronic device in connection with a series of reports published in The Intercept Brasil in June 2019. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Brazilian prosecutor should drop charges against Glenn Greenwald

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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Members of the media prepare a broadcast report outside Sandringham Estate, the private residence of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, in eastern England, on January 13, 2020. A plan by Duke and Duchess of Sussex to change the rules of media engagement raised issues of access and what constitutes “credible media” in the United Kingdom this week. (AFP/Ben Stansall)

In the UK, ‘Megxit’ and Downing Street briefing change put focus on press access

Journalists and press associations in the United Kingdom this week debated issues of access and what constitutes “credible media,” as royal correspondents scrutinized the fall out from “Megxit”—the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s plan to step back from royal duties and the pool system of news coverage—and the Society of Editors raised concerns with Prime…

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is seen in Brasilia on November 12, 2019. On November 8, Bolsonaro enacted a "slanderous denunciation" law under Brazil's electoral code. (Reuters/Adriano Machado)

Brazilian electoral law criminalizes sharing allegations against politicians

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 Jair Bolsonaro is seen in Brasilia on October 8, 2019. Bolsonaro recently insulted and threatened the Globo media company. (AP/Eraldo Peres)

Brazilian President Bolsonaro threatens to revoke Globo’s broadcasting license

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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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is seen in Brasilia on July 24, 2019. He recently threatened that journalist Glenn Greenwald may face jail time in Brazil. (Reuters/Adriano Machado)

Brazilian President Bolsonaro says Glenn Greenwald may ‘do jail time’

Miami, July 29, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s remarks that Glenn Greenwald, the co-founder and editor of The Intercept Brasil, could “do jail time” and suggesting that he had married a Brazilian citizen to avoid deportation, as reported by local outlets on July 27.

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