What with threats, physical attacks during demonstrations, and murders, Brazil is one of Latin America’s most violent and dangerous countries for journalists. Protecting reporters is made much harder by the lack of a national mechanism for their protection and by a climate of impunity fueled by the ubiquitous corruption. Media ownership continues to be very concentrated, especially in the hands of big industrial families that are often close to the political class.

in the 2016 World Press Freedom Index



99 in 2015

Global score


31.93 in 2015

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2017
  • 0
    netizens killed in 2017
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2017
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