On November 12, 2015, Brazil's right of reply legislation (source document in Portuguese) took effect. Under the law, if a publication allegedly harms the reputation of an individual or organization, media companies must publish the affected person's written reply to the offense, published at no cost and with equal proportion. The affected person has 60 days to exercise the right of reply following the date of the publication.

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