Interrogating Freedom

Friday, September 24, 2004

Months after it punished a New York Times reporter for unflattering coverage, the Brazilian government is again under fire for a new measure to keep the press in check. Lawmakers are debating a proposal for a Federal Journalism Council that would have the power to "orient, discipline, and monitor" reporters, and could theoretically bar reporters from the profession if they violated a new code of ethics. Brazilian journalist Antonio Brasil discusses the controversy with Bob.

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