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Censorship in America: Hate Speech Overview

Hate speech is, outside the law, any communication that disparages a person or a group on the basis of some characteristic such as race, color, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, or other characteristic. In law, hate speech is

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Posted in Free Speech, Media Censorship

Judicial Harassment Against Journalists: A New Form of Censorship in Brazil?

Source: Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas – By Natalia Mazotte Journalists working for big media companies and their independent blogger colleagues are facing the same problem: the risk of lawsuits for their work. Carlos Santos, an independent journalist

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Posted in Human Rights

In Brazil, Courts Are Way Out of Line Censoring and Punishing Journalists

Source: BrazzilMag Brazilian freelance journalist and blogger Carlos Santos based in Mossoró, a town in Brazil’s northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte, was ordered to pay 6,000 reais (3,600 euros) to charities for posting three allegedly defamatory comments about

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

Feb 25, 1984: Explosion Kills Hundreds in Brazil

On this day in 1984, a huge explosion destroys a shantytown in Brazil, killing at least 500 people, mostly young children. An investigation into the disaster later revealed that the true death count was impossible to know because so many

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Brazilian Digital Newspaper Accuses State Government of Censorship

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

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