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Media owner shot to death in northeastern Brazil

New York, December 15, 2009—Unidentified assailants shot and killed Brazilian media owner and radio host José Givonaldo Vieira on Monday morning in northeastern Pernambuco state, according to local news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists called today on Brazilian authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into Vieira’s killing and to promptly bring to justice all…

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Brazil

Versão em português Although freedom of expression is enshrined in Brazil’s 1988 constitution, journalists’ ability to cover the news was impeded by judges whose legal interpretations effectively restricted the press. During the run-up to the October 1 general election, electoral courts banned media outlets from covering corruption allegations against political candidates.

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Brasilversão Em Inglês

BRASIL Versão em inglês Embora a liberdade de expressão esteja sacramentada na Constituição brasileira de 1988, a capacidade dos jornalistas de cobrirem as notícias foi limitada por juizes cujas interpretações legais restringiram efetivamente a imprensa. Durante a disputa para a eleição geral de 1º de outubro, tribunais eleitorais proibiram meios de comunicação de cobrirem alegações…

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Brazil

Brazil A proposed bill to regulate the press, as well as the attempted expulsion of a New York Times correspondent, highlighted the growing tension between the Brazilian media and the administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, known as Lula. In August, the government submitted a controversial bill to Congress that would have regulated…

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New York, April 29, 2004—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is alarmed that two Brazilian radio journalists known for their coverage of corruption and crime were killed last week in remote regions. On April 24, radio host José Carlos Araújo was killed in the town of Timbaúba, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) from the state…

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Attacks on the Press 2003: Brazil

Although Brazilian media outlets generally operate in a free environment, they have increasingly been targeted with defamation lawsuits that seek to silence them. Judicial interference and censorship, under the guise of protecting privacy and honor, continues unabated.

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