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Brazilian site Fiquem Sabendo celebrates 2nd anniversary with more than 1,000 requests under the information access law

Fiquem Sabendo, an independent data journalism website founded by Brazilian journalist Léo Arcoverde, celebrates its two year anniversary in May with hundreds of reports and more than one thousand applications to the Law for Access to Information.

The site, which specializes in producing articles with data obtained through the LAI, celebrates its anniversary in the same month that marks five years since the law’s implementation. The LAI came into force on May 16, 2012, and Fiquem Sabendo came online on May 26, 2015. Read more »


Beyond the news: Brazilian site innovates by investing in contextual and multidisciplinary journalism

This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*)


Founded by a social scientist, an engineer and a journalist, Brazilian news site Nexo was born as a multidisciplinary venture, with the aim of innovating in the form and approach of information. The proposal: leave aside breaking coverage and bet on journalism of context, made by professionals from different areas, that explains the news through multimedia, interactive and data reports. Read more »


Press freedom violations increase in Brazil by 65% in 2016, says Abert report

Although the number of murders of Brazilian journalists has dropped to only two cases in 2016, violations against the press have manifested in other ways. The annual report from the Brazilian Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters (Abert) reported that, compared to 2015, last year saw a 65.5 percent increase in cases of violations to freedom of expression. Read more »


Brazilian reporter detained in Venezuela said he was treated as a criminal for doing his job

Journalist Leandro Stoliar of Rede Record, who was detained in Venezuela while reporting on allegations of corruption, said he was treated "as a prisoner, a criminal" during the 30 hours he was detained. Stoliar said the press is not free to work in the country, where "information is a crime." Read more »


Courses on entrepreneurship and management arrive at Brazilian universities' journalism programs

Renowned university journalism programs across Brazil will open courses on entrepreneurship, management and business from now until 2018, and many have already included the content into their curricula. Read more »


Brazilian judge censors O Globo and Folha for publishing first lady's conversations with blackmailer; entities protest

Update (Feb. 15): Judge Arnaldo Camanho de Assis, of the Federal District Court of Justice, suspended the censorship of Folha de S. Paulo's report on the blackmail carried out by a hacker against the first lady of Brazil, Marcela Temer. The decision came after Folha filed an appeal. Read more »


Brazil tries to make journalism programs more practical, more digital and less theoretical, but adaptation is slow and difficult

In Brazil, journalism administrators still face a number of problems reformulating their curricula and adapting to the new guidelines approved for the degree in September 2013 by the National Education Council. Read more »


What to do after losing your job at a newspaper: Brazilian reporter creates a profitable startup and hires 20 journalists

This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*)


When he was laid off from Folha de S. Paulo in 2014, political reporter and columnist Fernando Rodrigues did not stop his behind-the-scenes coverage of power in Brasilia. He continued to write for his blog, which he had kept for 14 years, and to participate in a radio show. Shortly thereafter, he launched his own company, an innovative startup that has been growing, making profits and hiring journalists. Read more »


Latin Americans can earn travel grants for workshop in Brazil on journalism and internet policies

Journalists from Latin American countries have until Feb. 3 to apply to attend a two-week workshop in São Paulo, Brazil on journalism and internet policies. InternetLab, which organizes the crash course, offers travel grants to cover the cost of lodging for journalists selected for the program. Read more »


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