Journalist Accused of Terrorism for Reporting

Brazilian journalist Felipe Oliveira has been accused of promoting terrorism after infiltrating a group of sympathizers of the Islamic State as part of a journalistic investigation. The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) reported that a judge accepted a complaint by the Federal Public Prosecutor's Office in Paraná in February 2018. In early 2016, Oliveira entered a virtual forum using a code name to investigate methods of the IS to recruit young people in Europe. He then began to communicate with members of Brazilian groups sympathetic to the IS. The investigation resulted in 2016 reports for Folha de S Paulo and for TV Globo's Fantástico program.

Source: Knight Center

Posted on: April 25, 2018