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Councillor and five others accused in murder of Brazilian radio journalist

On April 4, the Civil Police of the State of Goiás handed the Brazilian justice system the completed investigation of the murder of radio journalist Jefferson Pureza, who was killed in the city of Edealina on January 17 of this year. Read more »


At least 19 Brazilian journalists and media professionals assaulted during coverage of former President Lula's arrest

At least 19 journalists and media professionals were attacked in various cities in Brazil between April 5 and 7 while working to cover former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-2011) going to jail, according to records from the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji). The assaults, which came from supporters of Lula and the Military Police, were repudiated by press organizations in Brazil and Latin America. Read more »


Journalists from Brazilian public media protest against restriction of coverage of Marielle Franco’s murder

Journalists and radio broadcasters at Empresa Brasileira de Comunicação (Brazil Communication Company, or EBC), a federal public agency, protested on March 20 against direction given by company managers to reduce coverage of the murders of Marielle Franco, a city councilor for Rio de Janeiro, and her driver Anderson Gomes, both killed in a March 14 shooting. Read more »


RESEARCH: Brazilian press resists the use of artificial intelligence and other technologies for journalism


By Lucas Vieira de Araujo, professor of the Universidade Estadual de Londrina* Read more »


Brazilian deputy secretary of Embu das Artes accused by police in attack on journalist

The Brazilian Civil Police have accused Renato Oliveira, deputy secretary of Embu das Artes prefecture, in the São Paulo metropolitan region, of being the author of an attack against journalist Gabriel Barbosa da Silva, which occurred on Dec. 28, 2017. Read more »


Volt Data Lab grew from a personal blog for coding experiments to a full-fledged data storytelling agency


It’s been a tumultuous few years of Brazilian news. A year after the World Cup frenzy and the presidential election that ended in an impeachment a few months later, newsrooms turned inward: Which would be the next to downsize? As company after company laid off employees, some journalists in São Paulo began to wonder just how many reporters and editors had become unemployed in the shrinking of the news industry in Brazil in the past couple of years. Read more »


Abraji activates Tim Lopes Program to Protect Journalists to investigate murder of radio host in Brazil

The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) announced on Jan. 24 that members of the organization will investigate the murder of radio journalist Jefferson Pureza Lopes, who was shot dead on Jan. 17 in the city of Edealina, in the state of Goiás. Read more »


Colombian and Brazilian print newspapers most popular on Twitter in Latin America


By Ethan Elkins*

Digital and social media activity continues to increase throughout the world, and Latin America is no exception. Read more »


Two journalists killed in Brazil in the span of two days

Seven months after the last recorded murder in Brazil in which a journalist was killed in retaliation for their work, the country saw two murders of journalists in just two days. Read more »


Brazilian reporters create profitable news site, JOTA, specializing in judicial issues

Can a rapidly growing digital media outlet, which focuses exclusively on judicial matters and which charges for information, succeed and become sustainable in the current media environment? The founders of Brazilian site JOTA – named for the J in Justice – are proving that yes, all this is possible. Read more »


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