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Bolsonaro: Brazil’s president ordered to pay damages to journalist

Bolsonaro: Brazil’s president ordered to pay damages to journalist

A Brazilian court has ordered President Jair Bolsonaro to pay compensation to a journalist after he made degrading comments about her.

Mr Bolsonaro had suggested last year that Patrícia Campos Mello had offered sex to a source for negative information about him.

The judge said Mr Bolsonaro’s remarks had damaged the journalist’s honour.

The president was told to pay her 20,000 reais (£2,500; $3,500) in damages. He can appeal the ruling.

In a tweet, Ms Campos Mello, an award-winning reporter for Brazilian daily newspaper Folha de S.Paulo, said the judge’s decision was a “victory for all of us women”.

The Journalists Against Harassment group said the ruling marked a “great day” for female reporters and professional journalism in Brazil.

Mr Bolsonaro, a right-wing president who has been in office since January 2019, has a history of animosity towards journalists who have been critical of his administration.

News Source: BBC News

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