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Judge reverses decision to censor blog post about Brazilian mayoral candidate

The judge that ordered the newspaper O Estado de São Paulo to remove a blog post about a mayoral candidate in the Brazilian city Macapá, Amapá rescinded the decision to censor the post on Wednesday evening, Sept. 25, reported the blog's author, João Bosco Rabello. Read more »


Electoral court in Brazil censors blog post about arrested mayoral candidate

An Electoral Court in the Brazilian state of Macapá ordered the newspaper O Estado de São Paulo to remove a blog post by journalist João Bosco Rabello on Wednesday, Sept. 19, reported the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism. The National Association of Newspapers called the censorship "odd" and released a statement criticizing the court's decision, reported Yahoo News. Read more »


Judicial censorship of journalists and bloggers on the rise in Brazil as municipal elections approach

Judicial censorship of newspapers and blogs is on the rise leading up to municipal elections in Brazil. On Monday, Sept. 3, journalist Fernando Conceição claimed that a mayoral candidate tried to censor him in the city of Salvador, according to the website Polícia e Política. Read more »


Peruvian authorities confiscate copies of magazine accused of supporting armed group Shining Path

The Peruvian prosecutor's office raided a bookstore on Aug. 24 in Lima and confiscated copies of a magazine accused of advocating for the armed Peruvian group Shining Path, according to the news portal Terra. Read more »


Article 19 report outlines state of Internet freedom in Brazil

The freedom of expression organization Article 19 announced the release of the report "Digital Freedom in Brazil," which aims to serve as a resource to bring Brazil in agreement with international freedom of expression standards and improve online expression in the South American country. Read more »


President Chávez's attacks against private media weakens Venezuelan press, according to new CPJ report

A special report about Venezuela on Wednesday, Aug. 29, by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) called attention to President Hugo Chávez's harassment of the private press during the last 13 years, reported the newspaper La Nación. Read more »


New Twitter guidelines, recent censorship draw criticism from journalists

Recent changes to Twitter’s application programming interface (API) rattled some critics concerned about how journalists will use the popular social media platform to cover news in the future, according to Alfred Hermida on his blog Reportr.net. Beyond the recent API announcement, Twitter has seen a progression of censorship as the company matures that may threaten its credibility as a news source. Read more »


Brazilian Newspaper Association issues special alert due to increasing violence against journalists

The killings of 12 Brazilian journalists between August 2010 and July 2012 prompted the National Association of Newspapers (ANJ in Portuguese) to announce a "special alert," reported the news agency EFE. The alert was announced during the opening of the 9th ANJ Congress, on Monday, Aug. 20, in São Paulo. Read more »


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