Freedom of the press in Brazil, Bolsonaro fails to

The organization reporters without borders is concerned about the situation of press freedom in Brazil. The so-called "Bolsonaro-System", which is the closest

Freedom of the press in Brazil, Bolsonaro fails to

The organization reporters without borders is concerned about the situation of press freedom in Brazil. The so-called "Bolsonaro-System", which is the closest circle of Supporters of the President is meant to be, increasing its attacks on journalists in recent months, according to a report by "reporters without borders".

"Bolsonaros goal is clear: He wants to bring the media to Silence the public debate, control and problems, which would otherwise be discussed publicly," said the managing Director of reporters without borders, Christian Mihr. According to the report, the attacks of Brazilian politicians to the press have increased in social media. They are mostly members of the Bolsonaro family. Facebook locked recently, a "network of Social Media Accounts" about the "deceptive" or "misleading" political messages from the staff of the Brazilian President and his sons spread had been.

Jair Bolsonaro has tightened up its handling of the freedom of the press, particularly in the Corona-crisis. The President had referred to the novel Virus, which he contracted recently, even, first, as "mild flu". The daily Numbers Infected and the Virus Died may publish on the Ministry of health for some time, until 22 o'clock – so that they can't be in the evening news called. On the Internet, reporters without borders recorded in the second quarter of this year, at least 21 attacks from the President Bolsonaro against the press. The had been a little less than in the first quarter (32 cases). As reporters without borders, on turned Bolsonaros sons on the social networks: Carlos Bolsonaro, the city Council of Rio de Janeiro, have attacked 43 Times journalists and press releases, Senator Flavio Bolsonaro 47 Times, the member of Parliament Eduardo Bolsonaro have ridden 63 attacks against the Brazilian press. In the ranking of press freedom by "reporters without borders" is Brazil ranked 107 out of 180 countries.

Updated Date: 25 July 2020, 13:19

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