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Topic “Brazil”

Aggression against Brazilian journalists intensifies in the final stretch ahead of general elections

On Oct. 7, the Brazilian electorate goes to the polls for general elections marked by the intense dissemination of rumors and fraudulent news on social networks, also fomented by the public’s distrust of the press. In this charged political and media environment, journalists have been consistently targeted for doing their investigative and reporting work. Read more »


Media from Brazil and Venezuela collaborate for innovative report about mining conflict in the Amazon

The intense mining activity that takes place in a vast area of the Venezuelan Amazon inspired a group of journalists interested in social and environmental issues to work collaboratively across borders. Read more »


Radio station owner in northeastern Brazil is shot and told to ‘not talk nonsense on the radio’

A journalist in Ceará in northeastern Brazil was shot in the leg and told to stop talking nonsense on the radio. Read more »


Abraji’s Tim Lopes Program investigates second murder of a journalist in Brazil and asks, ‘Who killed Jairo de Sousa?’

Last Friday, Sept. 21, marked three months since radio journalist Jairo de Sousa was killed in Bragança, Pará, in northern Brazil, yet no suspects have been identified. Read more »


Threatened Brazilian media professionals officially included in protection mechanism of the Ministry of Human Rights

Communicators threatened for doing their work were officially included in the protection program for human rights defenders of Brazil’s Ministry of Human Rights (MDH, for its initials in Portuguese). Read more »


Radio journalist killed in Bahia is fourth Brazilian journalist killed in 2018

Brazilian radio journalist Marlon de Carvalho Araújo, 37, was murdered on Aug. 16 inside his home in Riachão de Jacuípe, Bahia, in the northeastern region of Brazil. Read more »


Otavio Frias Filho, the editor who transformed and modernized Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo, dies

Brazilian journalist, lawyer and writer Otavio Frias Filho died Aug. 21 in São Paulo at the age of 61. Newsroom director for Folha de S. Paulo since 1984, Frias Filho was responsible for the modernization project that made the newspaper a reference around the world for journalism made in Brazil. Read more »


Cláudio Weber Abramo, transparency advocate and data journalism pioneer, dies in Brazil

Brazilian journalist Claudio Weber Abramo, aged 72, died on Aug. 12 in São Paulo. A mathematician by training and a Master in philosophy, Abramo has been celebrated by his colleagues and friends as a pioneer of data journalism in Brazil and for his unshakeable defense of transparency and access to public information. Read more »


Argentinian and Brazilian journalists recognized with Maria Moors Cabot Prize for outstanding reporting on the Americas

Two Argentinian and one Brazilian journalist are among the recipients of the 2018 Maria Moors Cabot Prize recognizing careers that further inter-American understanding.  Read more »


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