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Open letter to Dilma Roussef about failure to punish murders of journalists

President Dilma Roussef Palacio do Planalto Praça dos Três Poderes Brasília Paris, 1 June 2015 Dear President Roussef, After two brutal (...)

Published on 1 June 2015 Read


Investigative journalist found beheaded in Minas Gerais

Reporters Without Borders deplores the brutal murder of Evany José Metzker, an investigative journalist and blogger who was found beheaded in a (...)

Published on 20 May 2015 Read


Góes case prompts call for decriminalization

Reporters Without Borders hopes that, in a decision due shortly, Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court will overturn journalist José Cristian Góes’ (...)

Published on 23 March 2015 Read


Paraguayan reporter gunned down on Brazilian side of border

Last week’s murder of Gerardo Servian Coronel, a radio journalist based in the Paraguayan border town of Zanja Pytá, in the eastern department of (...)

Published on 9 March 2015 Read


Blogger who covered corruption slain in São Paulo state

A lawyer who kept a blog called Ubatuba Cobra, Guerra was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in his home in Ubatuba (in São Paulo state) on 23 (...)

Published on 29 December 2014 Read


Court threat to confidentiality of journalists’ sources

A federal court in São José do Rio Preto (in São Paulo state), has given the police permission to obtain details of calls made by reporter Allan de (...)

Published on 24 December 2014 Read


Journalists’ safety and media ownership – two challenges for Rousseff

Freedom of information has made important progress in Brazil during the past 12 years under President Lula da Silva and (since 2011) his (...)

Published on 5 November 2014 Read


Brazil’s highest court takes stand against prior censorship

Reporters Without Borders hails last week’s ruling by the Federal Supreme Court overturning a ban on distribution of the latest issue of the (...)

Published on 24 September 2014 Read

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