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Journalism Law Reforms in Brazil

By Philip Sever, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - The Supreme Court in Brazil is looking to repeal censorship laws passed during the military dictatorship and still lurking in the country's constitution today. Lula's government is the first since the return of democracy  in the 1980s to look into the shadowy past and take responsibility for banishing the antiquated laws that could still be used against the freedom of speech.

The first inroads were made on January 5 of this year when a press censorship law that had been in force for 42 years and was one of the . . .

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