TRAVEL ADVISORY: Brazil as at 22/10/13

Journalists and news crews are setting their sights on Brazil to cover the FIFA World Cup next year.

It has been a turbulent year for Brazil, with unprecedented mass protests over a range of issues, from the costs of hosting the World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games to demands for the government to invest in education and health. Some of these demonstrations led to clashes between protesters and the security forces. However, the authorities have assured visitors that although it is a country of many problems, the ‘security system is strong’.

As journalists prepare to travel to Latin America’s largest country, the International News Safety Institute is issuing the following travel advisory.

NB This is predominantly aimed at those travelling to Brazil for the first time and for that reason, some of the advice may already be known to experienced travellers.


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