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Journalist volunteers profile COVID-19 victims in Brazil; project inspires newspaper cover and tribute on TV

The collaborative project Inumeráveis (Innumerable) can be summarized in a sentence: "There is no one who likes to be a number, people deserve to exist in prose.” The virtual memorial aims to tell the stories behind the COVID-19 numbers in Brazil, with profiles of the victims written by volunteers. Read more »


On World Press Freedom Day, journalists are attacked in Brazil during pro-Bolsonaro demonstration

On World Press Freedom Day, celebrated May 3, Brazilian journalists were attacked, insulted and expelled from a Brasilia demonstration in favor of the Jair Bolsonaro government and against Congress and the Federal Supreme Court.

Journalists were covering the event, which was attended by the president, when they were attacked by protesters. Read more »


In Brazil, newspapers cut journalists' work hours and salaries during pandemic

The crisis of the traditional journalism business model has intensified with the coronavirus pandemic. In Brazil, newspapers are laying off workers, cutting wages and slashing journalists' work hours on the grounds that they are already feeling the effects of the economic crisis. Read more »


Brazilian newspapers launch creative products to help readers deal with the isolation caused by the coronavirus

As the isolation caused by the coronavirus alters people’s social habits, newspapers in Brazil have invested in alternatives to the news to engage readers. Read more »


Inter-American Human Rights Commission charges Brazil with guaranteeing journalists' work

"Unusual." That is how the president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States (IACHR-OAS), Joel Hernández García, described the current moment of freedom of expression in Brazil. Read more »


‘There are rumors that the PCC is planning attacks against other journalists,’ says reporter at the Brazil-Paraguay border

Paraguayan correspondent Cándido Figueredo, who works in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero, on the border with Brazil, says the situation in the region is "very tense" after the murder of Brazilian journalist Lourenço Veras, known as Léo Veras, on Feb. 12. Read more »


Brazilian journalists create platform to connect scientists and the press

Despite the large number of scientific studies published each day in Brazil, finding the people behind the research can be a great challenge, and getting them to talk an even bigger one. 

Faced with this reality, Brazilian researchers and journalists created a platform to serve as a bridge between researchers and the press, in addition to helping change the culture of sharing scientific research in the country. Read more »


Threatened Brazilian journalist killed by gunmen in Paraguay in dangerous border region


By Júlio Lubianco and Marina Estarque

Brazilian journalist Lourenço Veras, known as Léo Veras, editor-in-chief of the website Porã News, was assassinated on the night of Feb. 12 in Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay. The city is next to the Brazi’s Ponta Porã. Read more »


Chauvinist attacks on Brazilian journalist who reported illegal use of social networks in 2018 campaign generate indignation

Folha de S. Paulo journalist Patrícia Campos Mello was once again the target of a series of attacks on her reputation on Feb. 11, after the testimony of a witness to the Joint Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPMI, for its acronym in Portuguese) that investigates fake news in the 2018 Brazilian presidential campaign. Read more »


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