Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Fabiano Maisonnave – Do Crises Sell Newspapers? Covering Brazil's Breakdown

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

6:30 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room

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Since the massive 2013 protests “against everything,” Brazil has sunk into one of its most troubled periods in recent history. Economic recession, the humbling defeat in the World Cup, the Petrobras corruption scandal and the recent Zika virus epidemic have produced extreme political polarization and led to soul-searching questions about what went wrong. What is the role of the media in all of this? Are journalists doing a good job writing history’s first draft?

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