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Topic “Brazil”

Man sentenced to 14 years in prison for involvement in murder of Brazilian radio host

A popular jury sentenced a man to 14 years in prison for involvement in the murder of radio journalist Jefferson Pureza, who died on Jan. 17, 2018 in the city of Edealina, in the state of Goiás, central-western Brazil. Read more »


Violence, blocking of newsprint and media monopolies threaten distribution of print media in Latin America: RSF report

A report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF, for its initials in French) on obstacles to the distribution of print journalism in 90 countries highlighted Mexico as one of the “champions in obstructing the dissemination of newspapers and magazines.” Read more »


Brazilian ministry denounces feminist magazine before public prosecutor for report on abortion

The Brazilian Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights (MMFDH, for its initials in Portuguese) sent a complaint to the São Paulo Public Prosecutor about a report published by the feminist magazine AzMina about abortion, considering that the article “may encourage the clandestine practice” of terminating pregnancy. Read more »


Bolsonaro removes obligation of government agencies to publish public notices in Brazilian print newspapers

In yet another action that threatens the financial health of Brazil's print newspapers, President Jair Bolsonaro issued a provisional measure (MP, for its initials in Portuguese) that relieves government agencies from the obligation to publish bidding and auction notices in print newspapers. Read more »


Publications from Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela have highest number of social media followers among Latin American newspapers


As traditional media outlets made the move to digital, social networks became just as important for maintaining relationships and forming new ones with readers.

In the latest informal lists from the Knight Center, we looked at the number of Twitter, Instagram and Facebook followers for the biggest Latin American newspapers and spoke to some of the social media managers of those publications about their strategies. Read more »


Congress overturns Bolsonaro veto and keeps jail time for creation and spread of false news during electoral campaigns

In a joint session of Congress on the night of Aug. 28, deputies and senators overturned Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's veto of an article of law criminalizing the spread of false news in the context of elections. Read more »


Folha de S. Paulo travels eight countries for series on inequality and the shrinking middle class around the world

Favelas in Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro and Mumbai all have in common the precarious conditions in which their residents live, but also their relationship to a worldwide phenomenon: inequality that makes South Africa, Brazil and India countries in which the richest 10 percent has the majority of the country’s wealth.

The global middle class has seen its income go stagnant or be reduced over the past 40 years, while the income of the poorest has increased and that of the richest has seen even more significant growth. Read more »


Newspapers from Brazil’s Northeast form network to share content and strengthen regional journalism

If collaboration is natural and widespread among new native digital media, the same is not so simple for newspapers that were born on paper and developed within a culture of competition and rivalry.

However, amid the crisis that has shrunk readers, diminished ads, and cut teams, three newspapers in the Northeast of Brazil have joined forces to maintain the breadth of their coverage without incurring new costs. And at the same time, strengthen the region's journalism on the national scene. Read more »


Supreme Court Minister prohibits investigation of journalist and guarantees source confidentiality in Brazil

Minister Gilmar Mendes of the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF, for its initials in Portuguese) granted an injunction that ensures that U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald cannot be investigated for divulging information or for keeping source confidentiality. Read more »


Brazilian journalist expected to pay $213,000 in compensation for report as publishing company undergoes judicial reorganization

The process of judicial reorganization being undergone by the Abril Group, one of Brazil’s largest publishing groups, has led to a journalist being required to pay a hefty compensation for a lawsuit related to a report published in one of the media company’s outlets. Read more »


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