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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 »

Report strains relationship between Brazilian Soccer Confederation and Globo Group

Ricardo Teixeira, president of the Brazilian Soccer Confederation (CBF in Portuguese), has been the target of attacks in the press more than once. This time, however, the National Newspaper, Globo Group's most widely published newspaper, printed a report on Aug. 13 claiming Teixeira misused public funds, reported Terra. Read more »

Brazilian journalist detained after covering police killing

Marina Silva, photojournalist for the Brazilian newspaper Correio, was arrested Friday, Aug. Read more »

Organizations call on Brazilian president to speed up vote on freedom of information bill

The Forum for the Right of Access to Public Information, a Brazilian group of civil society organizations dedicated to the defense of freedom of information, sent a letter to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff asking her to speed up the voting process on a public information bill currently being debated in the Senate, according to the Forum's website. Read more »

Brazilian television news crew robbed in São Paulo

In the wee hours Wednesday, Aug. 10, a television news crew was robbed near a military police base in the southern zone of São Paulo, reported Read more »

Court censors radio station in Brazil

The state court of Rondônia censored the Brazilian radio station Cultura FM in Porto Velho after the station named the construction company, Engecom, as responsible for building the state's new legislative and executive offices, reported the website Rondônia Dinâmica. Read more »

Brazilian media giant releases editorial principles

The Brazilian media giant Grupo Globo released guiding editorial principles for all of its outlets, reported the newspaper Folha de São Paulo on Saturday, Aug. 6.

The document listing the principles starts with "a brief introduction to journalism." "Journalism," the document reads, "is the composite of activities that, according to certain rules and principles, produce a first knowledge of facts and people." Read more »

Brazilian magazine reporter assaulted by interviewee

Brazilian Veja magazine journalist Rodrigo Rangel was assaulted by his interviewee the afternoon of Aug, 4 in a restaurant in Brasilia, reported the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. Read more »

Brazilian journalist killed during robbery

Brazilian journalist Walter Pimentel died after being shot in the head during a robbery at a grocery store in São Paulo, reported Read more »


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