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Brazilian journalists launch project #OneByOne to tell the stories of murdered women in Pernambuco

In 2017, the State of Pernambuco in northeast Brazil had the third highest number of violent crimes in the country. Read more »


Brazilian site JOTA creates bot to encourage journalistic coverage of stalled Supreme Court cases

In 1920, the Brazilian jurist Rui Barbosa (1849-1923) affirmed that "delayed justice is not justice, but injustice qualified and manifest". Almost 100 years later, his words have inspired the new venture from Brazilian news site JOTA, which focuses on the country’s Judiciary. The bot Rui (@ruibarbot), which launched at the end of April, monitors and publishes via Twitter about slowness in the progress of proceedings before the Federal Supreme Court (STF for its acronym in Portuguese). Read more »


Brazilian project MemeNews joins journalism and humor for social transformation

About a month ago, the MemeNews project started sending a daily bulletin with news headlines and summaries focusing on the Brazilian Legislative, Judicial and Executive branches. But more than being a newsletter, MemeNews wants to engage its readers in the stories they report using one of the best inventions of the internet: memes. Read more »


#LetHerWork campaign grows and raises awareness of harassment of women sports reporters in Brazil


By Esther Sánchez*

Brazilian women sports reporters launched the online #DeixaElaTrabalhar (#LetHerWork) campaign after journalist Bruna Dealtry was kissed and harassed on live television.

Dealtry’s incident helped incite the movement in late March after she covered a live soccer game at the São Januário Stadium earlier the same month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Read more »


Councillor and five others accused in murder of Brazilian radio journalist

On April 4, the Civil Police of the State of Goiás handed the Brazilian justice system the completed investigation of the murder of radio journalist Jefferson Pureza, who was killed in the city of Edealina on January 17 of this year. Read more »


At least 19 Brazilian journalists and media professionals assaulted during coverage of former President Lula's arrest

At least 19 journalists and media professionals were attacked in various cities in Brazil between April 5 and 7 while working to cover former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-2011) going to jail, according to records from the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji). The assaults, which came from supporters of Lula and the Military Police, were repudiated by press organizations in Brazil and Latin America. Read more »


Journalists from Brazilian public media protest against restriction of coverage of Marielle Franco’s murder

Journalists and radio broadcasters at Empresa Brasileira de Comunicação (Brazil Communication Company, or EBC), a federal public agency, protested on March 20 against direction given by company managers to reduce coverage of the murders of Marielle Franco, a city councilor for Rio de Janeiro, and her driver Anderson Gomes, both killed in a March 14 shooting. Read more »


RESEARCH: Brazilian press resists the use of artificial intelligence and other technologies for journalism


By Lucas Vieira de Araujo, professor of the Universidade Estadual de Londrina* Read more »


Brazilian deputy secretary of Embu das Artes accused by police in attack on journalist

The Brazilian Civil Police have accused Renato Oliveira, deputy secretary of Embu das Artes prefecture, in the São Paulo metropolitan region, of being the author of an attack against journalist Gabriel Barbosa da Silva, which occurred on Dec. 28, 2017. Read more »


Volt Data Lab grew from a personal blog for coding experiments to a full-fledged data storytelling agency


It’s been a tumultuous few years of Brazilian news. A year after the World Cup frenzy and the presidential election that ended in an impeachment a few months later, newsrooms turned inward: Which would be the next to downsize? As company after company laid off employees, some journalists in São Paulo began to wonder just how many reporters and editors had become unemployed in the shrinking of the news industry in Brazil in the past couple of years. Read more »


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