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In the lead up to the final game of the 2014 World Cup, join the #KeepingScore campaign!

The World Cup is almost over! Go on Twitter now to remind the Brazilian government one more time that freedom of expression is not a game

Mannequins placed by protesters are pictured during a protest against the 2014 World Cup run by the NGO Rio de Paz in Rio de Janeiro on 6 July 2014
Mannequins placed by protesters are pictured during a protest against the 2014 World Cup run by the NGO Rio de Paz in Rio de Janeiro on 6 July 2014

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As Brazil comes under the spotlight as host of World Cup 2014, PEN International is calling on Brazil and other countries participating in the World Cup to respect and protect the fundamental right to freedom of expression. This massive global event is almost over, so join PEN International's campaign on Twitter now. Send a tweet to the Brazilian authorities from the yellow box on the right-hand side of the page!

The country cards below showcase information on individual cases and free expression threats in 12 different World Cup countries. Please share them with your networks on social media!


2014 World Cup roster: The free expression stats


At least 20 writers and journalists in Brazil came under attack for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression in 2013. In the past 20 years, more than 70 percent of murders against journalists have gone unpunished. Take action now and tweet at Brazil's Ministry of Justice asking to investigate these cases.

All statistics and cases used for the Keeping Score campaign have been selected from PEN International's Case List.

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