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Topic “Brazil”

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 the series of reports entitled Vaza Jato. 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 »


Second journalist killed in Maricá in the state of Rio de Janeiro in less than one month

The director of a news site in Maricá, in the Metropolitan Region of Rio de Janeiro, was killed on June 18. Romário da Silva Barros, 31, was inside his car when he was shot three times, according to G1. Read more »


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 »


Brazilian journalist specializing in the environment is selected for Knight Science Journalism fellowship at MIT

Thiago Medaglia, a Brazilian journalist who reports on the environment and science, is among the ten professionals chosen to participate in the Knight Science Journalism fellowships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States. 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 »


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 »


Bolsonaro is criticized for using false information to attack a reporter investigating son's alleged corruption

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is being criticized after he posted false information about a journalist from newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo to his Twitter account.

The leader accused the reporter of wanting to overthrow his government and “ruin the life” of his son Flávio, a senator under investigation for alleged deviation of public money. However, there is no evidence that she said what he accuses her of saying. Read more »


Brazilian journalist is the target of more than 60 lawsuits after publishing a report on alleged fraud in education

A series of reports on alleged fraud in evaluations of public education in Sobral and other cities in Ceará, in the northeastern region of Brazil, has so far led to 63 lawsuits against journalist Wellington Macedo. Read more »


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