Brazil Drops Three Places in World Press Freedom Index

Last year's presidential campaign was marked by hate speeches, disinformation and violence against reporters, says Reporters Without Borders.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The non-government organization (NGO) Reporters Without Borders (RSF in French) released its annual “World Press Freedom Index” report on Thursday, showing a deterioration of working conditions for journalists in Brazil last year.

According to the report, Brazil fell three places in the index ranking, from 102nd place in 2017 to 105th place in 2018. With the decline, Brazil is getting close to joining the countries colored red on the World Press Freedom map, noted the document. RSF says Brazil is in the worst position since the ranking began to . . .

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