Edited by the Observatory of Communication, Freedom of Expression and Censorship (OBCOM), University of São Paulo, the book Freedom of expression and electoral campaigns – Brasil 2018, by Cristina Costa and Patrícia Blanco, is available online.
The book is the result of the research project “Freedom of Expression and the Press – a comparative analysis of the electoral processes in Portugal and Brazil” (OBCOM-USP / IPA- Open Word Institute / ICNOVA), coordinated in Portugal by Isabel Ferin Cunha, researcher at ICNOVA, and by Cristina Costa, president of OBCOM-USP. The analyzes provided by this research were complemented by the theoretical studies of authors of the Human Sciences and Communication Sciences and their references are found in the various chapters of this book, which presents the results of the first stage of this international research (the analysis the Brazilian electoral campaigns). The book hopes to constitute an explanatory scenario of the issues at stake regarding freedom of expression, having shown that more than an individual right, it has become one of the pillars for the debate around democracy and social justice.
The publication is available in open access here.