Organizations denounce in UN attacks on Brazilian press

‘Bolsonaro treats the press and journalists like his enemies’, say organizations in a statement at the 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva

(Foto: Alan Santos/Presidência Planalto) (Foto: Alan Santos/Presidência Planalto)

Following a series of attacks on journalists and media outlets in the country, Brazilian organizations have asked the United Nations to closely monitor the situation of press freedom in Brazil. The request was made this Tuesday, March 10, during the 43rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council held in Geneva, Switzerland.

“Bolsonaro treats the press and journalists like his enemies,” said the organizations Conectas, Abraji (Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism), Article 19, Vladimir Herzog Institute and Intervozes, which signed the document.

In the statement, given by the representative of Conectas, Gustavo Huppes, the organizations emphasized the attacks suffered by female journalists. “Sexist and misogynistic offenses, with the clear intention of damaging credibility and intimidating female journalists, are becoming more common and supported by governmental authorities, including the president himself.”

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