How to report on protests – getting involved or staying impartial?

It was an unexpected development of the Confederations Cup. Out of nowhere thousands of Brazilians were marching down the streets in anti-government protests. Some of the protesters were violent too and trashed the city.

Except it wasn’t out of nowhere at all, and the world outside of Brazil found it difficult to see that. But as a Brazilian journalist stationed at the heart of the unrest it was easy for me to understand what was happening and why.

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