Attacks on free expression in the country are the worst since the dictatorship ended in 1985, writes a journalist from Brazil
While researching Brazil’s legislation called the biographies’ law, Index on Censorship’s Brazil contibutor Simone Marques spoke to award-winning Brazilian author Luiz Ruffato, whose works include acclaimed novel They Were Many Horses.
With the World Cup in the rear view mirror, our contributor Simone Marques, explores the battle over censorship of unauthorised biographies and the last minute amendment that could cause more trouble for free expression in Brazil.
A request to remove 16 videos from YouTube has sparked a broad debate on the limits of freedom of speech and religious expression in Brazil. Simone Marques reports
Simone Marques reports from Brazil on sports sponsorships and the coverage of the World Cup
Participants in Brazil’s NETMundial left the meeting with dashed expectations, Simone Marques reports
Journalists continue to come under pressure from police and protesters in Brazil, according to a report released on 8 April, Simone Marques writes
After two years of wrangling, the Brazilian chamber of deputies finally approved the General Internet Framework last week. Simone Marques reports on the long road to Marco Civil.
The programme for policing this summer’s tournament could have serious consequences for civil liberties, Simone Marques reports
The death of Santiago Andrade on 10 February, a cameraman for Brazil’s Bandeirantes Network, from injuries suffered while filming a Rio de Janeiro transport price protest has shocked the country, writes Simone Marques
Suggested laws would ban “crimes against sporting and cultural events” among other things. Simone Marques reports
On the heels of 2013’s mass protests, Brazil’s state and local governments have introduced restrictions on the use of masks during protests. Simone Marques reports