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Brazilian media executive charged with money laundering

Federal prosecutors in Brazil announced charges against João Dorileo Leal, a top executive at Grupo Gazeta, the largest media company in Mato Grosso state, for laundering money earned from illegal gambling, Folha de São Paulo reports. Read more »


Police attack journalists at marijuana legalization rally in Brazil

The Brazilian police used tear gas, stun grenades, and rubber bullets against protesters and journalists covering a May 21 march in São Paulo in favor of marijuana legalization and freedom of expression, iG reports. Read more »


Ex president continues to delay Senate passage of information access law in Brazil

Fernando Collor de Mello, an impeached ex president and current senator, has once again ruined the government’s plan to quickly pass a law regulating access to classified documents, iG reports. Read more »


Journalists protest criminal coverage restrictions in northeast Brazil

Journalists in Campina Grande, the capital of the northeastern Brazilian state of Paraíba, marched May 17 against the local government for data restrictions adopted by the police and the Institute of Forensic Medicine, PB Agora reports. Read more »


Social media increasingly important tools for journalists, but PR still reigns, says international digital journalism study

Journalists around the world increasingly are relying on social media like Facebook and Twitter to source and verify stories, according to the fourth annual international Digital Journalism Study, reported Oriella PR Network, which published the study. Read more »


Brazilian blogger uses social networks to dodge court-ordered censorship

Journalist Esmael Morais, whose blog was taken down by the courts at the request of Paraná state governor Beto Richa, has launched a column that will be published via Facebook and Twitter, Blog do Miro report Read more »


Journalists arrested on charges of extorting Brazilian mayor

Márcio Pin and Otávio Alves, the owners of Tribuna do Estado and Vida Mídia newspapers, were arrested May 12 in Brasnorte, Mato Grosso, accused of attempting to extort the city’s mayor, Mauro Rui Heisler, Terra reports. Read more »


Reporters threatened while covering police protests in western Brazil

Journalists covering police protests in the Amazon-region city of Porto Velho, Rondônia on May 7 and 8 were threatened and harassed by several demonstrating officers, Rondoniaovivo reports. Read more »



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