Marcelo Crivella

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Report: Rio de Janeiro mayor’s office paid employees to harass journalists covering pandemic

New York, September 1, 2020 – Brazilian national TV channel Globo yesterday aired an investigative report that found that the office of Rio de Janeiro Mayor Marcelo Crivella used public funds to pay groups of municipal employees to monitor and obstruct journalists at local hospitals and block news crews from covering the COVID-19 pandemic. “It…

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The headquarters of Brazilian television network Rede Globo is seen in Rio de Janeiro on May 3, 2018. Rio Mayor Marcelo Crivella has barred Globo reporters from covering his press conferences. (Reuters/Pilar Olivares)

Rio mayor’s office bars Globo journalists from press conference

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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