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Felipe Peçanha

HRD, Journalist
Midia Ninja

Felipe Peçanha is a human rights defender who works for Midia Ninja, a citizen journalism initiative which was a media partner of Front Line Defenders during its local campaign in Brazil in 2014


The challenges and threats faced by human rights defenders in Brazil remain very high, particularly for those working on issues of land, environment, indigenous peoples, LGBTi rights, corruption and impunity. Many HRDs have experienced death threats, physical attacks, arbitrary arrests and lawsuits. The high number of killings is of particular concern and takes place against a background of widespread impunity.


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