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Sports blogger Paulo Cezar de Andrade Prado is serving a prison sentence for criminal defamation. (Fernanda D' O Neil Ramos)

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

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December 13, 2018–Brazilian authorities should cease prosecuting journalists for defamation and repeal the country’s outdated criminal defamation laws, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.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 for criminal defamation, according to local…

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