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Brazilian journalists increasingly relying on online social networks, research shows

From searching for information to contacting sources, social network sites increasingly are impacting the routines of Brazilian journalists, according to new research from Oriella PR Network 2011 distributed in Brazil on Tuesday, June 7. Read more »


City councilman allegedly tries to strangle Brazilian reporter

Journalist Moreira Neto reports in his blog that Councilman Zé Gomes allegedly attacked him after a June 3 council meeting in the northern city of Paço do Lumiar, Maranhão.

According to Quarto Poder, Gomes reportedly kicked and punched the journalist, damaged his camera, and tried to strangle him. Read more »


Brazilians pay tribute to journalist Tim Lopes nine years after his killing

Youths from the slum German Complex in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro paid tribute to assassinated journalist Tim Lopes on Thursday, June 2, nine years after the reporter was killed in that same region, according to G1. Read more »


Brazilian politician and soccer team owner threatens reporter who exposed his wealth

Zezé Perrella, the president of the Brazilian soccer team Cruzeiro and former federal and state deputy for Minas Gerais, has vowed retaliation against a journalist, Amália Gurgel, of the newspaper Hoje em Dia, after a May 29 story that revealed Perrella had not declared all his possessions or property, according to the blog Chico Maia. Read more »


Bill criminalizing journalists who publish leaks moves forward in Brazil

A bill that would criminalize leaking or publishing information on confidential criminal investigations and trials passed committee in Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies May 31, O Globo reports. Read more »


CPJ report: Journalists killed with impunity in Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) released its annual Impunity Index, which ranks three Latin American countries among those where killers of journalist regularly escape justice, The Associated Press reports. Read more »


Brazilian newspaper association institutes media self-regulation program

In response to government attempts to approve laws regulating the press, the Brazilian National Association of Newspapers (ANJ in Portuguese) launched on May 26 a self-regulation program, reported Folha de S. Paulo. Read more »


Brazilian senator sues journalist and news website, prompting cries of censorship

Brazilian senator Delcídio do Amaral, elected by the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, is suing the news website Terra and reporter Italo Milhomem Santos for roughly $63,000 for publishing supposedly untrue information, according to Portal Imprensa. Read more »



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