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Carolina de Assis is a Brazilian journalist and researcher who lives in São Paulo. She holds a master's degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from the GEMMA Programme – Università di Bologna (Italy) / Universiteit Utrecht (The Netherlands) and has worked as an editor at Gênero e Número, a Brazilian digital magazine focused on data journalism and gender issues. She is especially interested in journalistic initiatives aimed at promoting human rights and gender justice. You can find her on Twitter: @caroldeassis

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Recent Blog Posts:

IAPA General Assembly sees ‘disastrous’ period for Inter-American press in 2019

The 75th General Assembly of the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) concluded that the past six months have been a “particularly disastrous” period for the press in the region, the organization said on Oct. 7. Read more »


Man sentenced to 14 years in prison for involvement in murder of Brazilian radio host

A popular jury sentenced a man to 14 years in prison for involvement in the murder of radio journalist Jefferson Pureza, who died on Jan. 17, 2018 in the city of Edealina, in the state of Goiás, central-western Brazil. Read more »


Cartoonist Pedro X. Molina on Nicaragua: 'Independent journalism has become one of the basic needs of the population'

During the political crisis that has taken hold in Nicaragua since April 2018, independent journalism and criticism of President Daniel Ortega has stood out as much as it has been targeted by the government. Cartoonist Pedro X. Molina is one of the representatives of this journalism: his striking cartoons tell the stories of resistance from Nicaraguans and explain the acts of violence committed by public agents in an attempt to stifle the protests that erupted in the country a year and a half ago. Read more »


Haitian journalist shot while covering protest in Port-au-Prince

*This post was updated to include information from CPJ.

A Haitian journalist was hit by a gunshot as police fired live ammunition during a protest in Port-au-Prince on Sept. 30, according to the radio station where he works, Radio Sans Fin, as reported by Reuters. Read more »


Violence, blocking of newsprint and media monopolies threaten distribution of print media in Latin America: RSF report

A report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF, for its initials in French) on obstacles to the distribution of print journalism in 90 countries highlighted Mexico as one of the “champions in obstructing the dissemination of newspapers and magazines.” Read more »


Brazilian ministry denounces feminist magazine before public prosecutor for report on abortion

The Brazilian Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights (MMFDH, for its initials in Portuguese) sent a complaint to the São Paulo Public Prosecutor about a report published by the feminist magazine AzMina about abortion, considering that the article “may encourage the clandestine practice” of terminating pregnancy. Read more »


Chicas Poderosas promotes collaborative journalism to highlight underrepresented social issues in Latin American media

*This article was updated.

A collaborative journalism marathon that involved about 100 people in Argentina – almost all of them women – and resulted in 13 reports published in 12 media outlets is about to be repeated in Colombia and Mexico to bring to light social issues related to human rights and social justice. Read more »


Latin American media outlets participate in global initiative to strengthen coverage of the climate crisis

“Our own global warming ‘phony war’ is over. The hot war is here,” said veteran U.S. journalist Bill Moyers at a conference in April, when he compared the importance and urgency of journalistic coverage about the climate crisis to coverage of WWII. Read more »


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