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Topic “Brazil”

Shots fired at Brazilian TV station

Gunmen fired on the headquarters of the Paraná Communication Network (RPC TV) in Maringá, Brazil, on the morning of Aug. 29, reported the Agência Estado. Read more »


Brazilian journalist attacked inside city hall

Owner of the newspaper Metropolitans, journalist Cristiane Fortes, was attacked on the morning of Aug. 25 inside the city hall of Quatro Barras in the Brazilian state of Paraná, reported Paraná Online. Read more »


Transparency groups say ex-Brazilian president's amendment threatens freedom of information law

Senator and ex-Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Melo defended an amendment to a freedom of information bill that would keep "ultra secret" documents exempt from release, reported the newspaper Folha de São Paulo. Read more »


Publisher, journalists sentenced to pay $170,000 for criticizing Brazilian judge

The Brazilian Superior Court of Justice sentenced J.L. Editora, publisher of the newspaper Folha do Espirito Santo, and journalists Jackson Rangel Vieira and Hinger Mansur to pay Judge Camilo José D'Ávila Couto for moral damages, announced the court's website. Read more »


Brazilian Internet rights bill ready for Congress' review

The Brazilian minister of communications announced that Tuesday, Aug. 23, a bill defining Internet rights was ready and would be sent shortly to Congress for its review, reported the newspaper Folha de São Paulo. The bill has been under discussion for over a year. Read more »


Political pressure forces shutdown of website ranking state legislators' performance in Brazil

The “Diputadómetro,” an online ranking run by the Federation of Business Associations in Santa Catarina (Facisc in Portuguese ) evaluating the jobs of state legislators in Santa Catarina in southern Brazil, did not last more than a day. The online ranking was so controversial that it was suspended after legislators voiced their complaints, calling the site "unfair," reported the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. Read more »


Brazilian minister of agriculture resigns, claiming he was victim of media campaign

Following accusations of corruption in the Brazilian ministry of agriculture by the magazine Veja and newspaper Folha de São Paulo, Minister Wagner Rossi resigned on Aug. 17, reported BBC Mundo. Read more »


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