According to the NGO Reporters Without Borders (RSF), during Bolsonaro’s Presidency a hostile media environment had been created with disinformation and attacks on press freedom on the rise. Although Lula (Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva) has been described as a controversial figure by international media, and during his first two presidencies (2003-2010) some of his most fanatical supporters threatened journalists and hindered the work of the press, his recent win and third presidency have been welcomed globally.
Despite setbacks and some displays of authoritarianism by supporters and Lula’s Workers’ Party (PT) , the fact remains that the end of the Bolsonaro government was celebrated by journalists and most of the press.
Full article at Media Diversity Institute’s website. Date of publication: 16/01/2023