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Topic “elections and electoral coverage”

Fists fly as Brazilian journalists face attacks while covering municipal elections

Hostilities against journalists and bloggers in Brazil leading up to municipal elections do not stop at censorship; media professionals also face a rise in attacks by candidate supporters. A news team from the magazine Época was threatened and forced to delete the pictures taken on their camera in the state of Minas Gerais, the publication announced Saturday, Sept. 15. Read more »

Bomb explosion levels radio station in Brazil

In the morning of Thursday, Sept. 13, two men broke into the offices of Rádio Farol in the northeastern city of União dos Palmares in Brazil and planted a bomb that exploded, destroying the broadcaster's studio, reported the newspaper Tribuna Hoje. Read more »

Social networks organize to find missing Mexican blogger "El 5anto"

Contributors to the Mexican blog "El 5antuario" (The Sanctuary) released a YouTube video and an online statement reporting that the blog's creator, Ruy Salgado or "El 5anto," had disappeared, reported the organization Reporters Without Border (RSF in French) on Friday, Sept. 14. Read more »

Campaign event in Venezuela turns violent as AFP photographer attacked

A photographer was attacked at a demonstration in Venezuela as a confrontation broke out between pro-government and opposition supporters on Wednesday, Sept. 12, reported the website Notícias 24. 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 »


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