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Brazil: Discrepancy in the crime rates after media censorship

Categories: Latin America, Brazil, Freedom of Speech, Law, Media & Journalism

Following yesterday's news [1] that the Secretary of Social Defense (SDS) in Pernambuco, Brazil, has decided to stop providing information on violence and crime rates to the press, PE Body Count [2] [pt] has noticed some discrepancy among the blog's and the official figures for the weekend: the bloggers have counted 48 deaths, the SDS only 26. The blog has published the names of every fatal victim of crime according to its count.