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Brazil - Journalist gets “judicially insane” jail term for fictional short story

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Reporters Without Borders has learned with incredulity and dismay that the journalist José Cristian Góes (picture) was sentenced to seven months and 16 days in prison on 4 July in connection with a short piece of fiction mocking local political corruption that he posted on his blog, Infonet, in May 2012. Entitled “Me, the colonel inside me,” the story criticized the clientelist methods used by people in positions of power and influence, known as “colonels” in Brazil (see the Brazil report). The (...)

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