Article 19 Launches Campaign to Decriminalize Defamation in Brazil
Posted: 11/16/2012 | By: Natalia Mazotte | Knight Center
Contrary to international conventions on freedom of expression and access to information
, defamation cases in Brazil -- a country characterized lately by a high number of judicial cases against the media -- are still resolved in criminal courts. Seeking changes in the penal code, journalism organization Article 19 launched a campaign to decriminalize defamation on Thursday, Nov. 9.