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Human Rights Secretariat in Brazil proposes actions to increase the safety of journalists

Human Rights Secretariat in Brazil proposes actions to increase the safety of journalists

Brazil's Secretary of Human Rights, Maria do Rosário, has announced proposals to increase the safety of journalists, recommendations that came out of a final report on violence against media professionals by a working group, of which the Brazilian Association for Investigative Journalism (Abraji) has been a part.

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Brazilian journalists under increased pressure from police and protesters

A new report, prepared by the Council for the Defense of the Human Person, said a recent rise in violence can be attributed to the mass protests that began in June 2013 against transport fare rises, corruption and the amount of money spent on preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2014.

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Brazilian group publishes findings on violence against journalists during dictatorship

The International Federation of Journalists welcomes steps taken by delegates of the Federeção Nacional dos Jornalistas (FENAJ), to publish the findings of a commission established in 2012 to investigate the cases of killings, disappearances, tortures and censorship of journalists during the country’s dictatorship between 1964 and 1985.

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