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In Brazil, the name Vladamir Herzog is iconic. Herzog was a journalist who, in 1975, was tortured and killed by members of the military. Officials staged his death to make it look like a suicide. When this cover-up was exposed, ordinary citizens took to the streets; many would argue that the protests surrounding his death marked the beginning of the end of Brazil’s military dictatorship. On this episode of Brazil Unfiltered: Part One in a two-part series on the Herzog family’s history and legacy. James Green speaks with Vladimir Herzog’s son, Ivo, about his father's life, death, and work. Ivo now leads the Vladimir Herzog Institute, an NGO that protects journalists, promotes human rights education, and documents attacks to democracy in present day Brazil. You can watch Ivo’s talk from his recent visit to the Watson Institute here: []

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