Past Event

Media and Democracy in Brazil: Under Challenge

April 18, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Columbia University
School of Journalism

Join a discussion about the challenges the media face at a time of political and economic turbulence in Brazil’s modern democracy, including legislative and judicial actions and continued violence against journalists. Experts will discuss relationship between the media and the government, assess the state of free speech in Brazil and elsewhere in Latin America, how journalists are coping with the restrictions, the role of social media and possible strategies for building up a credible press.


  • Ricardo Gandour, Director of Grupo Estado, São Paulo, and visiting scholar, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
  • Dr. Agnès Callamard, Director, Columbia University Global Freedom of Expression
  • Carlos Lauría, Program Director and Senior Program Coordinator, The Americas, the Committee to Protect Journalists
  • Bruce Shapiro, Executive Director, Dart Center for Trauma in Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Opening remarks:

  • Thomas Trebat, Director, Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro


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