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Knight Center offers "webinar" on electoral coverage in Brazil

With the elections in Brazil coming up in October, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is holding its first "webinar" on July 13.
The live, online seminar, “Electoral Coverage Techniques: How to Understand and Analyze Election Polls,” is free and will last two hours, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Brazil time. Read more »

The World Cup beyond soccer: Target of the American right and the campaign against a Brazilian TV station

World Cup coverage has been marked by discussions about more than just soccer games. In the United States, the extreme right declared war against the tournament, seeing it as a foreign ideology, alien to U.S. culture. In Brazil, the fights between the coach Dunga and journalists from Globo television have generated a wave of Internet campaigns against the station. Read more »

Newspaper interns create interactive World Cup website, “12emcampo”

A new group of interns at Folha de S. Paulo has just launched “12emcampo”, a real-time site about the World Cup. The name is a reference to the 12 training participants, who already are writing online to keep the project live. Read more »

TV Globo photographer shot to death in Rio

TV Globo photographer Márcio Alexandre de Souza, 36 years old, was shot and killed Sunday morning, June 20, in São Cristóvão, in the northern zone of Rio de Janeiro, reported the newspaper O Globo.

The shots were fired by people from inside of a car. Souza, who worked on the channel's soap operas, had gone to that zone to take one of his children to a soccer game. Read more »

"Cala boca, Galvão": Brazilian Twitter joke about soccer announcer goes global

International broadcasters are looking into muting or filtering the blaring ambient noise of the vuvuzela at the World Cup, but Brazilians have an additional complaint: the national team’s play-by-play announcer Read more »

Bloomberg launches Portuguese news service for Brazil

The Bloomberg financial news and information company will deliver news in Portuguese as part of its real-time service for investors, the company announced (via Business Wire). Read more »

Police accuse three men of torturing editor in northeast Brazil

Two local police officers and a third accomplice were indicted for last month's kidnapping and torture of journalist Gilvan Luiz Pereira, editor and owner of Jornal Sem Nome (Newspaper Without a Name), in Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, the Diário do Nordeste newspaper reports. Read more »

Brazilians to hold investigative journalism conference in July

The Brazilian Association for Investigative Journalism (Abraji) has opened registration to journalists and students for its 5th International Congress on Investigative Journalism, to take place July 29-31, 2010, in São Paulo. See the full conference program, and register. Read more »

Brazilian journalists exchange views of online news at seminar in São Paulo

More than 100 Brazilian journalists, academics, students, and programmers participated in the First International Seminar on Online Journalism on May 29, 2010, in São Paulo. The gathering was organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, Cásper Libero College, and the Brazilian chapter of the Online News Association (ONA-Brazil). Read more »

Brazilian newspaper owner denies extortion charges and is freed pending trial

Maurício Machado, journalist and owner of Jornal Atualidades in Marília, São Paulo, was granted pretrial release after spending six days in prison under charges of extorting a federal deputy, O Estado de S. Paulo reports. Read more »


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