Update on Bad News From Brazil

Seems there is a Brazilian senator who wants to return some of the laws of the bad old days of the generals.

Brazil had a law that required journalists to have a degree to work under the dictatorship. Even after democracy came to Brazil many laws from the days of the generals remained on the books. About 6 months ago the laws affecting journalists and the media were tossed by the country’s supreme court. Including the portion about journalists being required to have a degree to practice our craft.

Now a member of the Brazilian senate has brought back this idea for debate.

Stay tuned.

More discussion at the SPJ International Committee site as well.

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