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Topic “Brazil”

Why is newspaper circulation growing in Brazil as it falls in the U.S.?

Circulation in Brazil is increasing once again after a decline last year during the economic crisis, O Estado de S. Paulo reports. On average, 97 papers reported a 1.5 percent increase in the first quarter of 2010, compared with an 8.6 percent drop in U.S. circulation over the six-month period ending March 31. What accounts for this difference? Read more »

Another convicted killer of Brazilian journalist flees prison through the front gate

Ângelo Ferreira da Silva is the second convicted assassin of TV journalist Tim Lopes to leave prison while serving a sentence allowing his limited release, the G1 news site reports. Read more »

Reporter who exposed death squad in Brazil receives threats

Renato Santana, a reporter for the newspaper Tribuna de Santos, has received threats of harm and is facing pressures from prosecutors in São Paulo state after publishing a series of reports showing the operation of death squads in the area of Santos, São Paulo, the Journalists Union of São Paulo reports. Read more »

Brazilians to discuss future of digital journalism at international seminar in São Paulo

Reporters, editors, academics and developers who are highly involved in producing digital news will meet in São Paulo May 29, 2010, for the First International Seminar on Online Journalism. The event is organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, Faculdade Cásper Líbero, and the Brazilian chapter of the Online News Association, a U.S. organization. Read more »

Journalists denounce smear campaign against Brazilian reporter

A computer technician has confessed to sending false emails to 180 court judges in the state of Rio de Janeiro in the name of journalist Chico Otavio of O Globo newspaper. Read more »

Journalist kidnapped and tortured in northeast Brazil

Journalist Gilvan Luiz Pereira, 41, was kidnapped and tortured by three hooded men Thursday night (May 20), in Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, the newspaper O Povo reports. Pereira is owner and editor of the regional newspaper “Sem Nome” (Without a name), which opposes the current municipal administration. Read more »

Brazilian newspapers protest City Hall's censorship of São Paulo daily

A court injunction prohibits the newspaper Diário do Grande ABC—which covers seven industrial cities in Greater São Paulo—from publishing articles about a city government's questionable disposal of school furniture that was said to be in good condition, the newspaper reports. Read more »

IAPA pushes for Brazil to solve two longstanding journalist killings

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) has presented formal charges to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, regarding two Brazilian journalists whose alleged killers remain unpunished, IAPA reports. Read more »

Brazilian media organizations mull self-regulation

The industry groups for Brazil's biggest media outlets are considering creating a code of conduct to regulate journalism practices, Folha de S. Paulo (gated) reports. Read more »

Cries of censorship lead Brazil to alter internet bill

A draft law that establishes internet rights and responsibilities for citizens, business, and the government has received hundreds of responses since the online comment period began last month. Read more »


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