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Carolina de Assis is a Brazilian journalist 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 a news editor at Opera Mundi, a Brazilian international news website. 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:

How can journalists respond to growing harassment online? Recent publications advise practitioners and organizations

For at least six years, Brazilian journalist Gabriela Moreira has lived with sporadic waves of hate on the internet. A reporter with ESPN, she is dedicated to covering Brazilian soccer and has a blog where she publishes articles on the day-to-day activities of the clubs and their athletes, as well as investigations on corruption in the sport. Read more »


Cláudio Weber Abramo, transparency advocate and data journalism pioneer, dies in Brazil

Brazilian journalist Claudio Weber Abramo, aged 72, died on Aug. 12 in São Paulo. A mathematician by training and a Master in philosophy, Abramo has been celebrated by his colleagues and friends as a pioneer of data journalism in Brazil and for his unshakeable defense of transparency and access to public information. Read more »


How to produce news for the youngest generation of readers: Lessons from journalism for and by kids in Brazil

Do you remember your first interaction with journalism? The first time you opened a print newspaper, watched a newscast, were impacted by news? For most people, this memory goes back to childhood – an indication that children are also part of the journalism audience, although the adults who produce it rarely take this into account. Read more »


One in five Brazilians live in ‘news deserts,’ without newspapers, news sites and TV and radio stations

One in five Brazilians live in municipalities that do not have newspapers and local news sites or TV and radio stations. The "news deserts" correspond to just over half of the Brazilian municipalities, where 40 million people that are not served by local news coverage live. Read more »


‘There is no learning without error’: Latin American journalists share mistakes made and lessons learned

To err is human – and unavoidable for any journalist. Any professional sincere enough with themself is able to admit that they’ve committed their fair share of mistakes throughout their career. And it is precisely the ability to embrace mistakes, to try to understand them and learn from them that can lead to making them less frequently. Read more »


Abraji’s Tim Lopes Program investigates second case as part of campaign against impunity in Brazilian journalists' deaths

People who knew Brazilian Jairo Sousa are still in shock over the radio journalist’s death.

They say he was a combative personality and “denounced suspicious bidding, overbilling in purchases in [city's] departments. He was critical of the current city hall, some city councilors and even businessmen,” Angelina Nunes, coordinator of the Tim Lopes Program for the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji), told the Knight Center. Read more »


Latin American women journalists face sexual harassment while covering the World Cup in Russia

The first day of the soccer World Cup, which this year takes place in Russia, has yielded one of the most regrettable moments of news coverage of the event to date. Colombian reporter Julieth González Therán was delivering a live broadcast for Deutsche Welle (DW) in front of the stadium that was about to host Russia and Saudi Arabia when a man hugged her, groped her and kissed her on the face before running off screen. Read more »


State radio station set on fire amid protests against Nicaraguan government

The headquarters of Radio Nicaragua, state radio station of the Central American country, was attacked and destroyed by a fire in the early morning hours of June 8, according to local press reports. Read more »


Mexican authorities carry out arrest warrant for second person in journalist Javier Valdez's murder case

The Special Prosecutor’s Office for the Attention of Crimes Committed against Freedom of Expression (Feadle) of Mexico, with the help of Federal Police, carried out an arrest warrant against Juan Francisco “N,” known as “Quillo,” “for his probable participation in the murder of journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, on May 15, 2017,” according to the Attorney General’s Office (PGR, for its acronym in Spanish). Read more »


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