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Topic “Brazil”

Proposed cyber crime law would limit freedom, privacy of Internet users in Brazil

The proposed law 84/99, which the Brazilian legislature is treating as urgent, would significantly limit the freedom of Internet users and threaten their privacy, warned the Brazilian Institute for Consumer Defense. Read more »


Brazilian citizen journalism project to fight corruption seeks funding

The budget for the city of Januária, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, will soon have a new watchdog: the citizens themselves. A citizen journalism project led by three journalists —Amanda Rossi, Fabio Oliva and Jamila Venturini— plans to teach local residents how to access and share information about the city's coffers. Read more »


Suspect in journalist slaying arrested then freed in Brazil

A man suspected of killing political journalist Auro Ida was arrested by the police July 25 in the neighborhood of Cuiabá, Mato Grosso where the crime occurred, G1 reports. Read more »


Journalists in Brazilian state say they are subject to harassment and censorship

On July 20, a group of journalists in the northeast Brazilian state of Paraíba sent an open letter to the state’s Brazilian Bar Association section (OAB/PB) and the Paraiba Press Association, in which they allege persecution and freedom of expression violations by regional authorities, Paraíba 1 reports. Read more »


Proposed Brazilian law would require insurance for journalists on risky assignments

A bill in Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies would require media companies to provide life and disability insurance for journalists working in dangerous areas, Agência Câmara reports.

According to the National Federation of Journalists (Fenaj), similar bills have been proposed, but none have passed. Read more »


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