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Alessandra Monnerat is a Brazilian journalist who lives in São Paulo. She collaborates with the Knight Center since 2016, when she spent a semester at the University of Texas at Austin. In Brazil, she also works as a reporter for newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo and graduated from PUC-Rio. She likes to tell stories about innovative journalism projects that make a difference in the lives of their readers.​ Follow her on Twitter.
 

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Recent Blog Posts:

Brazilian startup launches journalism program, emphasizes diversity and announces new type of national coverage

With the objective of training a diverse group of professionals and forming a network of collaborators throughout Brazil, journalist Alecsandra Zapparoli created the first edition of the Jornada Galápagos de Jornalismo. Founder of a new media startup called Galápagos Newsmaking, the former Abril executive had the idea of creating a program to recruit people who can produce quality content from the country’s regions that today have no place in the press.Read more »


Press freedom organizations defend Argentine journalists after allegations of involvement with espionage and extortion

Press freedom organizations from Latin America and the United States have come out in defense of Daniel Santoro and three other Argentine journalists after a judge named them in an investigation into alleged extortion and illegal espionage he says was carried out by the fake lawyerRead more »


Brazilian journalists create task force to obtain documents previously kept confidential by public agencies

This article was updated to include the repeal of sections of the decree amending the Law of Access to Information.
 
Between June 2017 and May 2018, more than 73,000 documents were kept under secrecy by the Brazilian government, but there is little transparency regarding the reasons for doing so, according to the site Fiquem Sabendo. 

Haitian journalist shot during protests against the government

Haitian journalist Robenson Sanon was hit by a bullet in his forearm while covering protests in Port-au-Prince on Feb. 13. Read more »


CNN’s arrival shows that Brazil continues to attract international media brands, despite legal restrictions

A country marked by high media concentration, Brazil has seen its journalism market diversify in the last decade with the arrival of international organizations. The latest example is CNN, which licensed its brand to a new Brazilian company — with a promise of 400 new jobs for journalists. Read more »


Attacks against journalists in Brazil increase over last year, according to Fenaj

The cases of aggression against journalists in Brazil grew 36.7 percent between 2017 and 2018, according to a recent report from the National Federation of Journalists (Fenaj). There were 135 incidents of violence with 227 victims, according to the organization. Read more »


Photojournalist is hit by rubber bullet during protest coverage in São Paulo

Brazilian photojournalist Daniel Arroyo was hit by a rubber bullet fired by a military police officer (PM, for its initials in Portuguese) on Jan. 16. He was covering a protest against the fare increase for public transportation in São Paulo when he was injured in the right knee. Read more »


Former Brazilian mayor starts serving sentence 14 years after murder of Paraguayan radio journalist

Almost 15 years after ordering the murder of Paraguayan radio host Samuel Romã, former Brazilian mayor Eurico Mariano will begin serving his 17-year prison sentence. Read more »


Database of collaborative journalism projects now available in Portuguese and Spanish

Journalists in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries can now access a database of collaborative journalism in their local languages. Read more »


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