Brazilian Digital Newspaper Accuses State Government of Censorship

Source: Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas – By Adriana Prado


Screenshot of the Midiamax News website home page, February 21, 2011.

The site Midiamax, a digital newspaper in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, said in a message sent to the Brazilian Press Association (ABI in Portuguese) that it is being censored by the state government. According to Midiamax, access to its site is blocked on public computers connected to the system of the Superintendency of Information Management.

“It causes surprise and dismay the finding that the state government prohibits its servers from reading news from a specific newspaper, while other [media outlets] are exempt from this treatment,” the newspaper said…

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