The country has gone from "free" to "partly free" due to developments that took place in the last year.
Angelica Mari tracks the business IT agenda in the southern hemisphere's biggest economy.
Angelica Mari is ZDNet's Brazil Contributing Editor.
Those in charge urgently need to understand that the free flow of information is the core of the country's infrastructure
The social networking site has been told to remove allegedly offensive content or face consequences.
Court attempts to find a middle-ground for the two companies claiming rights over use of the name in Brazil
New laws are introduced to support entrepreneurship in the Brazilian city
Government tendering process will select the projects receiving the resources in November
The move is part of a partnership with the government to foster tech-based innovation in the country
The ecommerce giant is entering the market with a Portuguese-language app and preparing a local version of its website
The setup is based on open-source software and will support 80 municipalities.
The body responsible for issuing patents wants Brazilian procedures to be similar to those seen in the US