The Monitoring of Attacks on Journalists conducted by the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) annually collects, analyzes, and discloses information about freedom of expression and the press in Brazil. It aims to help a better understanding of the situation of violence against journalists, communicators, and media in the country, allowing its causes and impacts to be discussed broadly by press professionals, civil society organizations, public officials, and citizens.
This second edition of the report is a product of the systematic work done in 2022 and gathers data and contexts focused on the specific features of the Brazilian scenario.
Abraji has monitored violations against the press independently since 2013. In 2019, it began working with the Voces del Sur Network (VdS), which brings together 16 Latin American and Caribbean countries, recording their progress toward the 16.10.1 Sustainable Development Goal of the UN 2030 Agenda. Before 2022 – and the launch of Abraji’s first Monitoring Report – data on Brazil was published exclusively in the Shadow Report, an annual VdS publication.