Brazil Congress Restricts Criticism

Brazil's Congress this week approved legislation allowing parties and political candidates to force social media to immediately withdraw anonymous content deemed offensive or somehow defamatory. The law is being harshly criticized by civil liberties and freedom of expression groups. Under the law, social media will need to provide the identification and social security number of authors to keep their comments online.

Source: VOA

Posted on: October 6, 2017

Abraji Convenes Muckrakers in Brazil

GIJN member organization ABRAJI, Brazil's Association of Investigative Journalism, holds its annual conference from June 29 to July 1 in São Paulo. The gathering will feature about 60 panels, seminars and workshops, with experts and journalists from Brazil, the United States, Argentina and Mexico. Topics include political coverage, corruption, funding independent journalism, data journalism and advanced reporting techniques. To find out more about the conference, click the ABRAJI source link below.

Source: ABRAJI

Posted on: May 24, 2017