“Charges Against Greenwald Are Threat to Press Freedom,” Says Chamber President

Rodrigo Maia believes the case attacks democracy by criminalizing Greenwald's actions. "Journalism is not a crime. Without free journalism there is no democracy," he wrote on Twitter.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The charges lodged by the Federal Prosecutor's Office (MPF) against journalist Glenn Greenwald were categorized as a "threat to press freedom" by Rodrigo Maia, President of the Chamber of Deputies.

Maia used Twitter to express his opinion on the accusation, which was filed on Tuesday, January 21st against the journalist and six other people, who were considered part of the hacker group that obtained information on public officials.

However, Greenwald was associated with the crime for having aided and abetted one of those investigated by telling him to delete the messages obtained, according to the . . .

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