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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 an editor at Gênero e Número, a Brazilian digital magazine focused on data journalism and gender issues. 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:

Facebook Project calls together ten outlets from five Brazilian regions to foster local journalism and reach ‘news deserts’

A program from the Facebook Journalism Project that has passed through the United States, Germany, Canada and Australia arrived in Brazil on July 29 to strengthen local journalism in five regions of the country.

The Local News Accelerator selected ten Brazilian media outlets to participate in the 12-week training and mentorship program with experts, Facebook said on July 24. The program also provides financial support for each media outlet to develop a project focused on local journalism. Read more »


Brazilian journalist expected to pay $213,000 in compensation for report as publishing company undergoes judicial reorganization

The process of judicial reorganization being undergone by the Abril Group, one of Brazil’s largest publishing groups, has led to a journalist being required to pay a hefty compensation for a lawsuit related to a report published in one of the media company’s outlets. Read more »


Freedom of expression on the internet is a challenge for the next decade, say rapporteurs from the OAS and UN

The creation of an environment that allows the exercise of freedom of expression, the creation and maintenance of a free and inclusive Internet and the private control of digital communication are the main challenges for freedom of expression in the next decade, according to the rapporteurs of international organizations specializing in the topic. Read more »


Independent Cuban media criticize government decree establishing sanctions on sites hosted outside of the country

A new decree by the Cuban government regarding internet on the island has raised criticism from independent media and citizens on social networks who point to the risks that the rules could be used to undermine freedom of expression and access to information in the country . Read more »


Journalist Glenn Greenwald tells congress that Minister Sergio Moro tries to intimidate and criminalize The Intercept Brasil

Glenn Greenwald, co-founding editor of The Intercept Brasil, said on June 25 that Justice Minister Sergio Moro is trying to "intimidate and criminalize" his journalistic site in his declarations about a series of recent reports. Read more »


Brazilian site Ponte celebrates five years with focus on public safety and confronts challenge of financial sustainability

In March 2014, a group of journalists met in São Paulo to start a digital media outlet dedicated exclusively to the coverage of public safety and human rights in Brazil. And so Ponte Jornalismo was born, which has since become a reference on the topic in the country. Five years later, the site now seeks to consolidate its operation in a more sustainable way so it can continue to produce journalism with impact. Read more »


Use of Instagram and WhatsApp for online news consumption grows in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico: Reuters Institute

In the past year, the use of Instagram and WhatsApp for consuming news online has grown significantly in at least four Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. In Brazil alone, 53 percent of these consumers use WhatsApp for this purpose, the highest among 38 countries. Read more »


Innovative digital journalism projects in Latin America can get up to $250,000 from Google through new challenge

Latin American journalistic media will have the chance to get up to U.S. $250,000 in funding for their digital products through the Innovation Challenge, a program to promote digital journalism from Google News Initiative (GNI) that was just launched in the region. Read more »


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