NGOs Condemn Threats to Journalists in Brazil’s Elections

According to international entities, scores of reporters have been harassed, threatened, and even physically attacked in the last few weeks while reporting on this year’s elections.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A wave of threats against journalists covering Brazil’s presidential elections has led a group of international human rights organizations to ask Brazilian authorities and the presidential candidates themselves to ‘vigorously denounce’ the intimidation.

According to them, scores of reporters have been harassed, threatened, and even physically attacked in the last few weeks while reporting on this year’s elections.

“One can disagree with a media report, and should have the right to say so publicly, but threatening the reporter and inciting others to do the same not only endangers . . .

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