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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 »

Upset over an editorial, Brazilian mayor verbally attacks reporter

Marco Aurélio Bertaiolli, the mayor of the city of Mogi das Cruzes in Brazil, verbally attacked via telephone a reporter for the newspaper Mogi News because the politician was upset over a critical editorial, reported Blog do Miro. Read more »

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 »


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