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Brazilian court flouts confidentiality of sources in SwissLeaks case

The police had been trying for months to identify who within the Financial Activities Control Council gave reporter Murilo Ramos the list of Brazilian citizens with secret accounts with British bank HSBC’s Swiss operations that Ramos published in February 2015.


  • Critical Brazilian journalist injured in shooting
  • Critical Brazilian journalist injured in shooting

    "Brazilian journalists covering local issues or working in small cities and rural areas continue to face some of the highest rates of violence in the region," Carlos Lauría, CPJ's senior program coordinator for the Americas.

Brazil | Freedom of Assembly

  • Brazil: Guarantee protesters’ rights
  • Brazil: Guarantee protesters’ rights

    Several videos publicized by news media and posted on social media point to the apparent excessive use force by police, including officers who appeared to purposely hit a protester with a patrol car, beat a lawyer and a reporter, shoot rubber bullets and use pepper spray on protesters at short range.

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