Banned books and other forms of censorship

On the banning of books, censorship and other freedom of access issues

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Brazilian court confiscates magazine, bans web photos

A judge in southeastern Brazil has ordered the seizure of an issue of Revista del Observatorio Social because of an article in it denouncing the use of child labor in the region's talc mines. The judge declared the photos of child laborers were published without the parents' permission. The magazine was also ordered to remove the photos from its web page. By the time court officials showed up June 30 at the magazine's headquarters to confiscate the offending publication, however, 90 percent of the 10,000 copies had already been distributed as it was published last February. IFEX is asking supporters to write to Brazilian authorities urging reversal of the court decision.


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