Open Letter: Brazilian Federal Supreme Court Justices are called upon to correct serious injustice and to protect press freedom, and the rights to information and protest in the emblematic case of Alex da Silveira
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Brazilian authorities must promptly and thoroughly investigate the attack on journalist Alex Braga. He frequently covers corruption allegations involving local authorities and private companies.

The undersigned organisations call on Brazilian legislators to immediately reject the latest version of the text, postpone the voting on the so-called “Fake News Bill” (PL 2630/2020) and remove it from the fast-tracking mode, and open a multistakeholder task force to enable participatory discussion.

IFEX-ALC, along with its Brazilian member organisations, ABRAJI and ARTIGO 19 (ARTICLE 19), condemn this abuse of power perpetrated by the highest levels of the Brazilian federal government—in particular the attempt to obstruct information rights and journalism activities, which conceals information of vital importance to the public.