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Local TV host escapes gun attack in Northeast Brazil


TV host and radio broadcaster Handson Laércio was shot Wednesday, April 14, while leaving his home in Bacabal, Maranhão, to host his program on TV Mearim, the news portal Imirante reports. On entering his car, Laércio was confronted by his attacker and was shot in the hand. Read more »


Brazil's Chamber of Deputies approves bill granting access to public information


The Chamber of Deputies approved a bill this week that would make public information accessible to citizens. The text now passes to the Senate. Read more »


Brazil's citizen journalists crucial in covering record floods


Rains pounded Rio de Janeiro this week, killing hundreds of people–mostly in mudslides—and citizen reporters played a key role in conveying the magnitude of the disaster. In addition to blogs and Twitter, they channeled an enormous number of photos, texts, and videos through traditional news media, allowing for prompt and comprehensive coverage that never would have been possible if the reporters were working alone. Read more »


Brazilian TV host threatens journalism student, on the air, for criticizing his work


José Carlos Stachowiak, host of a police program on cable TV in Ponta Grossa, Paraná, made grave threats on the air against a journalism student who wrote a blog post criticizing his work. See the video in this post Querido Leitor (Dear Reader), by local journalist Rosana Hermann. Read more »


Brazilian journalist on trial for his book over military regime

A former member of the secret police during the dictatorship has brought charges against Luiz Claudio Cunha for "moral harm" after being mentioned in the journalist’s book Operation Condor: The kidnapping of the Uruguayans, EFE reports (Spanish). Read more »


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