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Journalists at a hotel watch Jair Bolsonaro speak live about the results of the first round of the election, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 7 October 2018, Ian Cheibub/picture alliance via Getty Images

Jair Bolsonaro’s election reflects greater support for a conservative agenda likely to jeopardize free expression and privacy safeguards.

'Resistir' (resist) a demonstrator has written on her chest in a protest against the new president Bolsonaro, in Sau Paolo, 30 October 2018, Andre Lucas/picture alliance via Getty Images

The New Year is arriving with little to celebrate in Brazil: activists are warning that the new president poses a serious threat to human rights.

A tribute to Rio de Janeiro city councillor Marielle Franco, in the neighborhood of Pinheiros, Sao Paulo, 21 March 2018, Fabio Vieira/FotoRua/NurPhoto via Getty Images

RSF condemns the decision to ban Brazil’s largest TV channel from broadcasting any further information about the police investigation into the murder of a well-known Rio de Janeiro city councillor.