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Brazil - Ruling party's deputy leader brands journalists as “pitbulls”

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Tension between the government and opposition journalists has risen after Alberto Cantalice, the vice-president of the ruling Workers' Party (PT), accused nine journalists and TV humourists by name of acting as “media pitbulls” and stirring up hatred against the government. A total of 18 cases of harassment or violence against journalists have meanwhile been registered since the FIFA World Cup began in Brazil on 12 June. In an article posted on the PT website on 16 June, Cantalice named (...)

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