Human Rights Secretariat in Brazil proposes actions to increase the safety of journalists
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President Jair Bolsonaro poses for the presidential photographer during a visit to an institution, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 15 December 2020, Miguel Schincariol/Getty Images

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) provides a quantified assessment of press freedom violations in 2020 and looks back at some of the most significant episodes in a year in which constant harassment by President Bolsonaro and his immediate circle poisoned the environment for journalists.

Journalist Leonardo Sakamoto of "Repórter Brasil", at the 13th International Investigative Journalism Congress, São Paulo, 30 June 2018, Alice Vergueiro/Abraji, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

Brazilian authorities must swiftly and thoroughly investigate threats to “Repórter Brasil”, an investigative reporting and human rights organization, and hold the perpetrators to account.

The ruling stemmed from a civil lawsuit filed by Thiago Carriço de Oliveira, the lead prosecutor in that trial, who alleged that the reporting on a rape trial by journalist Schirlei Alves at both outlets had defamed him.