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Photojournalist is hit by rubber bullet during protest coverage in São Paulo

Brazilian photojournalist Daniel Arroyo was hit by a rubber bullet fired by a military police officer (PM, for its initials in Portuguese) on Jan. 16. He was covering a protest against the fare increase for public transportation in São Paulo when he was injured in the right knee. Read more »


Former Brazilian mayor starts serving sentence 14 years after murder of Paraguayan radio journalist

Almost 15 years after ordering the murder of Paraguayan radio host Samuel Romã, former Brazilian mayor Eurico Mariano will begin serving his 17-year prison sentence. Read more »


On the eve of a new government in Brazil, Bolsonaro criticizes the press and journalists are targeted on social networks

Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro and some of his allies do not appear to have toned down statements against critical journalism since the election in late October. Read more »


Brazilian organizations debate threats to press and launch protection network for communicators

A meeting held in São Paulo in early December brought together communicators, press freedom groups and State representatives to discuss the threats facing the press, the measures the State is taking to fight impunity in violence against media professionals and next steps for launching a protection network for communicators. Read more »


Brazilian crowdfunding platform Catarse creates fund for journalistic projects and wants to foster community of support

A crowdfunding platform that has become one of the most successful in Brazil with projects ranging from comics and board games to films, music albums and theater shows is creating a project dedicated solely to independent journalism. Read more »


Councilman among those detained in murder of Brazilian radio journalist Jairo de Souza

The councilman suspected of ordering the murder of radio journalist Jairo de Souza, who was killed in the Brazilian state of Pará on June 21 of this year, has turned himself into police, according to the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji). Read more »


Requesting public data anonymously is now easier in Brazil thanks to new civil society and government mechanisms

For Brazilian journalists, the ability to keep their identity secret when requesting public data through the Law of Access to Information (LAI) has become easier recently. Read more »


New online media outlets are big winners at LATAM Digital Media Awards from WAN-IFRA

Media from Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela and Puerto Rico took home prizes as part of the LATAM Digital Media Awards presented by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). Read more »


Bolsonaro, president-elect of Brazil, follows Trump’s playbook and worries press freedom organizations

A presidential candidate, soon-to-be president-elect, launches repeated attacks on press outlets critical of his proposals and his actions, accusing everything he does not like of being false. In contrast, he chooses outlets that will support him and who are willing to ask less troublesome questions as his spokespeople. And he uses Twitter, Facebook and other social networks to communicate directly with his supporters, encouraging them to privilege the "friendly" press and not to believe in "enemy" media. Read more »


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