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Topic “Brazil”

Researchers launch atlas to map local journalism and “news deserts” in Brazil

Concentrated in the São Paulo – Rio de Janeiro – Brasilia axis, a majority of the Brazilian media ultimately informs the entire population of the country about what happens in these places. But how are people who live in small and medium-sized cities informed about what is happening in their regions? Read more »


Brazilian newspaper creates "war" section to cover violence in Rio and is criticized by security experts

"Mom, I can’t take this war anymore," a 10-year-old girl said in an audio interview published by newspaper Extra from Rio de Janeiro. The child is a resident of Manguinhos, a favela in the North Zone of the city with daily armed confrontations. Read more »


Brazilian initiatives seek to increase gender and racial diversity of journalistic sources

A series of initiatives that have emerged in Brazil in recent years have sought to increase the presence of women and experts of color as journalistic sources. The intention is to bring more diversity into the public debate and to transform the representation of these social groups in media, which mostly choose white men to be specialists and voices of authority in their stories. Read more »


Chicas Poderosas organizes a series of workshops on design thinking to encourage media innovation in Brazil

International organization Chicas Poderosas is furthering its mission of joining women journalists and technology in today’s newsrooms with a series of design thinking workshops that will launch Aug. 22 in Rio de Janeiro. Read more »


Brazilian journalists create site featuring award opportunities to help colleagues and improve profession

Collecting information about journalism awards in Brazil has become something of an obsession for journalist Gustavo Panacioni. Read more »


Convicted politicians and paradigm changes for journalists: effects of the global Lava Jato scandal

On July 12, a Brazilian federal judge sentenced former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to nine and a half years in prison for corruption, obstruction of justice and money laundering in relation to the Lava Jato case, a corruption scheme in at least 12 countries involving several Brazilian companies and politicians in Latin America. Read more »


Dorrit Harazim of Brazil and Martín Caparrós of Argentina among winners of 2017 Maria Moors Cabot Awards

Brazilian columnist, publisher and documentarian Dorrit Harazim, and Argentine journalist and author Martin Caparrós are among the winners of the 2017 Maria Moors Cabot Award, announced on July 21 by the Read more »


Journalists dissect the Lava Jato scandal using investigative reports and interactive tools

Those involved in the Lava Jato scandal, the bribery scheme formed by Brazilian companies and politicians from at least 12 countries, resorted to sophisticated methods of corruption, such as the use of offshore companies, the creation of accounts in tax havens and overcharges in public works contracts. And of course, they also took care that their actions did not leave a trace.

For this reason, the case presented significant complexity for authorities and journalists. Read more »


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