Cape Verde’s press is the freest among the world’s eight Portuguese-language countries, coming in 24th place worldwide – one slot higher than last year, and six slots above its nearest lusophone competitor, Portugal. In a report elaborated by Reports Without Borders, Brazil, in which five journalists were murdered in 2013, is called a “bad example” for the world.
The annual Reports Without Borders report says that Cape Verde improved its performance over last year, and has the freest press of all of the world’s Portuguese-speaking countries.
In contrast, Brazil, according to the organization, has become increasingly dangerous for journalists, who are exposed to physical risk and police repression.
The report cites the recent protests in Brazil against transportation cost hikes and the astronomic spending on preparations for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, which, it says, revealed evidence of “terror” methods used by military police, placing Brazil in 111th place worldwide in terms of freedom of the press this year.
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