Category : Brazil

Marighella’s delayed release shows censorship is alive and well in Brazil

alt informationThe country's Constitution outlaws censorship but Bolsonaro's government has ways to apply pressure on film directors

Indigenous people have been silenced on the climate crisis

alt informationAs the world's eyes turned to Glasgow for COP26, it was those on the frontline whose voices were not being heard

Index on Censorship announces shortlist for 2021 Freedom of Expression Awards

alt informationImprisoned Egyptian human rights campaigner, Russian feminist performance artist, and persecuted Djiboutian journalists among the shortlisted candidates

Exploring queer identity in Brazil

alt informationIt should come as no surprise that, when opening an exhibition exploring queer identity, there will be critics.

Duncan Tucker: Financial pressures are undermining Latin America’s media

alt informationMounting financial pressures are robbing many of Latin America's media outlets of their objectivity and forcing them to toe pro-government lines.

Contra Band: Censored songs from Brazil and the UK

alt informationJoin Index and Up Projects tomorrow: Contra Band is a new commission, by Leah Lovett, which brings together musicians and audiences from Brazil and the UK for an experimental live performance of songs censored in both countries between 1964-1985.

Brazil’s Luiz Ruffato: “We must defend freedom under any circumstance”

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.

Brazil’s banned biographies: When public figures want to control the message

alt informationWith 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.

Brazil must build on Marco Civil to protect free expression

alt informationWith the adoption of a progressive legislation on internet rights, Brazil is taking the lead in digital freedom, but more works needs to be done to protect freedom of expression.

Internet governance: Brazil taking the lead in international debates

alt informationKey debates are under way at international level on internet governance, with crucial decisions up for grabs that could determine whether the internet remains a broadly free and open space, with a bottom up approach to its operation – as exemplified in part by the multistakeholder approach – or becomes a top-down controlled space as pushed for by China and Russia, supported to some extent by several other countries.

Brazil: Digital access and inclusion

alt informationBrazil is the world’s second-biggest user of both Facebook and Twitter, with already 65 million Facebook users and 41.2 million tweeters and counting.

Padraig Reidy: Why use the “offended” line? Because it works

alt informationThe archdiocese of Rio is offended and reportedly threatening to sue Italian broadcaster RAI for an advert showing the Christ The Redeemer statue wearing the Italy Jersey. Such complaints of “offence” are really demands for “respect” -- in the Corleone sense