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Brazil: Petition for Slander-Accused Journalist

Categories: Brazil, Citizen Media, Freedom of Speech

There is a petition [1]out, in the Brazilian federal state of Bahia, in support of the journalist Emiliano José. Accused of slander [2] by the preacher Átila Brandão for reporting the preach involvement with torture against students during the military dictatorship in Brazil, José published a text in the press [3] in February 2013 and in his personal website. The Justice ordered the removal of the text, already republished on the internet, from José's site and the right of reply to the preacher.