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26 October 2015 |

More debate needed: Brazil's Anti-Terrorism Bill jeopardises the right to protest

More debate needed: Brazil's Anti-Terrorism Bill jeopardises the right to protest IFEX is calling for the Brazilian Senate to take more time to debate an anti-terrorism bill that is due to be voted on 27 October. The bill's wording is ambiguous enough to allow for overbroad interpretation of the characteristics of the crime of terrorism.
15 February 2012 |

Two journalists killed in a week

Two journalists killed in a week A Brazilian journalist who reported on corruption was shot to death on Sunday night near the Paraguayan border in what police say was a possible contract killing, reports IFEX's member in Brazil the Associação Brasileira de Jornalismo Investigativo (ABRAJI) as well as other IFEX members. It was the second murder of a Brazilian journalist in less than week, says ABRAJI.
9 November 2011 |

Journalist killed in crossfire while covering a police operation

A journalist was killed in the crossfire between police and a drug gang while accompanying an early morning police operation, report the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (ABRAJI), the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
2 November 2011 |

New FOI law lauded by IFEX groups as boon to transparency and democracy

It took eight years since its initial proposal but Brazil's Senate has passed a comprehensive Freedom of Information (FOI) Law that goes a long way to promoting government transparency and the democratic participation of citizens and the media, report the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (ABRAJI), ARTICLE 19 and Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
14 September 2011 |

With three new deaths, Latin America is most dangerous region for journalists, say IFEX members

Three journalists have been killed in the space of a week in Brazil, Honduras and Peru, cementing Latin America's status as the most dangerous region for journalists in 2011 so far, report IFEX members.
11 May 2011 |

Journalists killed on World Press Freedom Day

Two journalists were gunned down in the Americas on World Press Freedom Day (3 May), a stark reminder of the dangers journalists face to keep us informed, say the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), the International Press Institute (IPI) and other IFEX members.
20 April 2011 |

Threatened journalist killed

A journalist who had been threatened for his critical coverage of criminal groups and local authorities was shot dead in the northeastern city of Vitória de Santo Antão, Pernambuco, report the Associação Brasileira de Jornalismo Investigativo (ABRAJI) and other IFEX members.
30 March 2011 |

Attack on blogger symptom of high level of violence against media

A blogger known for his scathing reporting on government officials and police corruption survived a shooting last week, report the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF). It is just one of many acts of criminal violence targeting Brazilian media, say RSF and the Associação Brasileira de Jornalismo Investigativo (ABRAJI).
27 October 2010 |

Popular crime reporter gunned down

A crime reporter who claimed that political candidates were trading drugs for votes in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte was killed by a motorcycle gunman on 18 October , report the Associação Brasileira de Jornalismo Investigativo (ABRAJI), the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
17 February 2010 |

Radio studio destroyed in arson attack

A Brazilian radio station critical of local authorities had its studio burned down by two armed men on 8 February, report the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (ABRAJI) and ARTICLE 19.
6 May 2009 |

Supreme Court strikes down archaic press law

Brazil's Supreme Court has made a "historic decision" to repeal the 1967 press law, which allowed for jail sentences for press offences, report the Associação Brasileira de Jornalismo Investigativo (ABRAJI), the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), ARTICLE 19 and Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
30 July 2008 |

JOURNALISTS GET DEATH THREATS WHEN REPORTING IN SHANTYTOWN

Journalists covering some of Brazil's poorest neighbourhoods are finding themselves threatened by the drug traffickers and organised criminals who inhabit them. Armed and hooded men threatened to kill three Brazilian photographers covering a weekend visit by a mayoral candidate to one of Rio de Janeiro's shantytowns, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) report.
4 March 2008 |

EVANGELICAL CHURCH LOSES LAWSUITS AGAINST NEWSPAPER

Brazil's largest newspaper has so far won seven lawsuits out of nearly 60 libel cases filed against it by an evangelical church, over an article that criticised the church's business empire, report the Brazilian Investigative Journalism Association (ABRAJI), the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and other IFEX members.
29 January 2008 |

CHURCH SUES JOURNALIST, NEWSPAPER

A journalist and the largest newspaper in Brazil are facing 28 separate lawsuits over an article that criticises a church's business empire, reports the Brazilian Investigative Journalism Association (ABRAJI).
15 January 2008 |

CAMERAMAN KILLED AMID CRIME WAVE

A television cameraman was gunned down on 5 January amid a crime wave in Maceió, northeastern Brazil, report ARTICLE 19 and Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
16 October 2007 |

CAMPAIGN SUPPORTS TRANSPARENCY IN BROADCASTING LICENCES

A coalition of civil society organisations and social movements, including ARTICLE 19, launched a campaign on 5 October 2007 to demand transparency and participation in Brazil's allocation of broadcasting licences. According to journalist and university professor Laurindo Leal Filho, "the Brazilian people are deprived of their right to know who holds the concessions and exactly when these concessions were granted."
4 September 2007 |

FREE EXPRESSION IN BRAZIL NEEDS PROTECTION, ARTICLE 19 FINDS

Free expression in Brazil is "in need of immediate protection and action," an ARTICLE 19 mission to the country has found.
14 February 2007 |

PHOTOGRAPHER GUNNED DOWN

Police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are investigating the murder of a freelance photographer who had received threats prior to his death, report the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières, RSF).
24 October 2006 |

POLITICISED RADIO FOSTERS VIOLENCE AGAINST JOURNALISTS

Brazil's impoverished Northeast region, where radio is the most popular news medium, has become known as one of the most dangerous areas for journalists in the Americas, with five journalists killed since 2000, says the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).


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