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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Eighteen entities operating in Brazil are accusing the government of Jair Bolsonaro of violations of freedom of expression, attacks on the press, and censorship of artistic and cultural freedoms. The accusations were presented to the Human Rights Commission of the OAS (Organization of American States) on Friday. The Brazilian government denied the accusations.

“The decision to hold this hearing is a highly symbolic recognition by the OAS of the profound degradation in freedom of expression in Brazil,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of Reporters Without Borders’ (RSF) Latin America bureau.

According to the entity, the hearing . . .

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