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Topic “Brazil”

Police confirm that killing of Brazilian journalist was not connected to his profession

The investigation into the killing of political journalist Auro Ida on July 21 in the Brazilian city of Cuiabá from six gunshots is making progress, announced the Secretary of Security of Mato Grosso, Diógenes Curado. Read more »

Brazil, suffering from judicial censorship, is second behind Mexico for journalists killed in Latin America

Behind Mexico, tied in second place are Brazil and Honduras as the Latin American countries with the most killings of journalists this year, according to the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), reported Folha de S. Paulo. Read more »

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 »


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