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Carolina de Assis is a Brazilian journalist who lives in São Paulo. She holds a master's degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from the GEMMA Programme – Università di Bologna (Italy) / Universiteit Utrecht (The Netherlands) and has worked as a news editor at Opera Mundi, a Brazilian international news website. She is especially interested in journalistic initiatives aimed at promoting human rights and gender justice. You can find her on Twitter: @caroldeassis

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Recent Blog Posts:

With new diversity editor, Brazil’s Folha plans to expand the variety of voices and stories told by the newspaper

*This story was updated.

Upon taking the position of new director and CEO of the Ethical Journalism Network last April, journalist Hannah Storm argued that it is only possible to build truly ethical journalism if gender is on the agenda and in practice in newsrooms with the aim of advancing equality between women and men. Read more »


With membership models, Latin American media integrate readers and reinforce revenue

*This story was updated.

The crisis of sustainability in journalism has given birth to revenue alternatives based on the relationship between media outlets and their readers. Events and face-to-face trainings are some examples, as well as the membership model, increasingly chosen by Latin American media to engage their readers in strengthening the journalism they produce. Read more »


In unprecedented report, government reports 64 communicators killed in last 20 years in Brazil

Between 1995 and 2018, 64 communicators – journalists, broadcasters and bloggers – were murdered in Brazil because of their profession. In half of those cases, those responsible were identified and a complaint was filed by the public prosecutor’s office. However, 16 continue under investigation and seven were closed without being resolved. Read more »


'Era of radicalism' in Brazil is topic of upcoming discussion on freedom of the press and democracy

In Brazil, in 2019, the debate over press freedom is accompanied by the intensification of the political polarization that has taken place in the country since 2014, as well as the risks of this polarization for the exercise of journalism and, consequently, for democracy. Read more »


With 'listening clubs,' Radio Ambulante wants to bring Latin America closer to the podcast

This story was updated to include details about the funding of the project.

When the radio reached Latin American homes in the first half of the 20th century, families and neighbors gathered around the device that brought stories from around the world in sound waves. Almost 100 years later, a podcast is updating the practice of collective listening to bring Latin America closer to its stories and foster ties among its listeners. Read more »


Brazilian journalists receive death threats after publishing reports critical of the Armed Forces

In less than four days, two Brazilian journalists received death threats through social networks after publishing reports critical of the country's past and present Armed Forces. Read more »


Bills in Brazilian Congress propose classification of violence against journalists as heinous crime

In Brazil, one of the ten countries with the highest rate of impunity in crimes against journalists worldwide, three bills underway in Congress propose to toughen the criminal treatment of perpetrators of violence against journalists and press professionals. Read more »


Science journalists unite in networks and foster national and Latin American integration

Like politics, science is a field in which false news, so-called "fake news", thrives. Rumors about alleged connections between vaccines and autism, miraculous cures for chronic diseases, and the questioning of global warming brought about by human action, spread easily through social networks. Their impacts are the generalized disinformation of public health risks. Read more »


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