International Positions

Another important aspect of international news media representation of the protests (such as that in Euronews that I discuss) is likely Brazil’s standing in economic and political and ‘cultural’ and social terms with the countries in which the representing journalists and newspapers are situated. If a country were an enemy of Brazil, then likely the news coverage would denounce police violence as a way of criticizing the state.<!–more–>

Overall, though, I get the impression that Brazil has had an overall positive impression on many countries around the world, and it has been called a “middle power” and a “rising power” as a member of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). This discussion of international perceptions is very important to my discussion, but it is beyond the scope of my time availability. Still, it is a question that merits consideration. Perhaps because Brazil has a ‘good’ or ‘neutral’ image, news sources like Euronews don’t have any especially good reasons to criticize the Brazilian government, for example.


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