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Court prohibits magazine's circulation at mayor's request in Brazil

The judge of Nova Lima in Belo Horizonte, Brazil prohibited the circulation of the magazine Viver Brasil, reported the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji).

The city's mayor, Carlinho Rodrigues, issued the complaint when the magazine ran a report alleging misconduct by his administration, said Observatório da Imprensa. Read more »


Brazilian ex-presidents once again delay vote on information access bill in Senate

After asserting in August that "ultra secret" government documents should stay secret in perpetuity, former Brazilian president and current senator, Fernando Collor de Melo, along with another ex-president and current president of the Senate, José Sarney, executed a "maneuver" to slow the vote on an information access bill in the Congress, reported Estado de São Paulo. Read more »


Journalists threatened in Brazil, demand authorities take action

The Journalists Union of Alagoas accused provincial authorities--including delegates--of recent threats against journalists in the Brazilian state of Alagoas. "These attacks have been frequent, above all by those who feel uncomfortable when society learns of their actions, which are not always noble or consistent with their office," the union said in a statement. Read more »


Brazilian judge sentences newspaper to pay damages to ex-government official

The newspaper O Estado de Mato Grosso do Sul was ordered by the Brazilian state's court to pay damages to Luiz Carlos Bonelli, ex-superintendent of the National Institute of Colonization and Agrarian Reform, reported the news site MS Notícias. Read more »


Journalist attacked by Brazilian governor's bodyguards

The journalist Silene Borges, host and director of TV Líder, accused the bodyguards of Siqueira Campos, governor of Tocantins, Brazil, of attacking her while visiting the city of Araguaína on Sept. 6, reported Portal O Norte. Read more »


Brazilians take top prize at Latin American investigative journalism conference


The Latin American Conference on Investigative Journalism awarded its top investigative reporting prize to four Brazilians as the conference ended on Sept. 5 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Read more »


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 »


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