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Topic “Brazil”

Brazilian version of the Huffington Post to launch in November, editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington says

After launching versions in Canada and the United Kingdom, in November The Huffington Post will release a Brazilian edition of the site, announced the president and editor-in-chief of AOL Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington, according to the newspaper O Globo. Read more »


Court forbids Brazilian media group from identifying councilman involved in public funds scandal

A court in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul has prohibited media outlets from the company Grupo RBS from publishing the name or image of a councilman, Adenir Mengue Webber from the city of Dom Pedro de Alcântara. If the outlets do not comply with the ruling, they could face a $600-a-day fine, according to Zero Hora, one of the media outlets subject to the court's decision. Read more »


Knight Center founder opens 34th annual communication conference in Brazil

The founder and director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, professor Rosental Calmon Alves, of the University of Texas at Austin, will give the opening address of the 34th Brazilian Congress of Communiaction Sciences. Sponsored by the Brazilian Society of Interdisciplinary Studies of Communication (Intercom in Portuguese), the conference opened Friday, Sept. 2, and continues through Tuesday, Sept. 6, in Recife, Pernambuco. Read more »


Brazilian newspapers defend paywalls

While newspaper circulation drops in the United States and Europe, South America's publications are enjoying a boom in readership. Brazil's publications continue to grow, especially in a digital format thanks to cheaper Internet prices. Online advertising, however, remains stagnate and does not generate enough revenue to sustain the websites. Read more »


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 »


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