Brazilian Association for Investigative Journalism
Articles by Brazilian Association for Investigative Journalism
People take part in a march against corruption and scandals linked to Brazil's construction giant Odebrecht, in Azua de Compostela, Dominican Republic, 21 May 2017, ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images

Alexandre de Moraes of the Supreme Court ruled that the website O Antagonista and the digital magazine Crusoé must remove content related to the report “The friend of the friend of my father”.

Riot police dislodge journalists from the main entrance of police headquarters in Managua, Nicaragua December 15, 2018, REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Since April 2018, when demonstrations against the Ortega government began, Nicaragua has suffered serious setbacks to the rights to freedom of expression and access to information

Students attend a demonstration against Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro in Sao Paulo, 30 October 2018; the sign reads #NotHim in reference to Bolsonaro, Cris Faga/NurPhoto via Getty Images

We are arriving at the end of 2018 with a fight on our hands. Few countries are going more than 30 days without reports of incidents involving discrimination, intolerance or attacks on freedom of expression.

Paraguayan journalists protest against former Ypejhu mayor Vilmar Neneco Acosta in front of the prosecutor's office in Asuncion, on 18 November 2015; the mayor was charged with being the mastermind behind the 2014 murder of journalist Pablo Medina, NORBERTO DUARTE/AFP/Getty Images

October was a busy month for freedom of expression across the Americas, with important developments in Paraguay, Colombia, and Mexico, and over 130 cases of violence against journalists documented during Brazil’s election.

An election-related protest in Brazil, 7 October 2018, R4vi/Flickr

Most of the cases of physical attacks on journalists are related to the coverage of rallies or events related to elections.

Noelia Díaz, secretary general of SPP., Instagram

A statement from the IFEX-ALC on recent death threats against the Paraguayan Journalists Union’s leadership.

A woman uses her cell phone during a 25 May 2010 concert in Caracas, Venezuela, MIGUEL GUTIERREZ/AFP/Getty Images

September was replete with activities across the Americas as IFEX-ALC launched its regional Digital Security campaign for journalists and Karisma went forward with its “Alerta Machitrolls” movement, all in the midst of attacks and threats against free expression.

Friends and relatives cry during the funeral of the student Gerald Velazquez, shot dead during clashes with riot police in a church near the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, on 16 July 2018, INTI OCON/AFP/Getty Images

IFEX-ALC members condemn the recent threats, attacks, harassment, and censorship against media outlets and journalists in Nicaragua.