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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:

High concentration of media ownership threatens media plurality in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, says RSF

On Dec. 3, Reporters Without Borders (RSF, for its acronym in French) launched the Media Ownership Monitor (MOM) website for Latin America, bringing together studies on media ownership in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Read more »


Bolsonaro government excludes Folha de S. Paulo from bidding and president recommends Brazilians "not buy the newspaper"

Brazil’s Secretary of Social Communication of the Presidency of the Republic, Fábio Wajngarten, accused Folha de S. Paulo of “defending a conspiracy for the exit” of President Jair Bolsonaro, and of “preaching disrespect, lies and frustrated attempts to demoralize him” in an article published in the newspaper Dec. 2. Read more »


Leaked messages allegedly show former Panamanian president tried to influence media coverage through executives

Messages leaked by an anonymous group allegedly show that former Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela (2014-2019) sustained an operation during his tenure to carry out online attacks on journalists critical of his administration, as well as pressure media executives to stop negative coverage of his government. Read more »


Century-old newspapers in Brazil try to unite heritage with digital transformation and getting close to readers

“Legacy media” is used to refer to media established before the internet revolutionized the global circulation of information. The phrase seems particularly suited to newspapers that span a century of existence and that seek to adapt to the digital age by building new avenues in journalism on the basis of the accumulated heritage of more than 100 years of history. Read more »


Glenn Greenwald slapped by journalist during live Brazilian radio show

Glenn Greenwald, a U.S.-born journalist who lives in Brazil and co-founder of The Intercept and The Intercept Brasil, was slapped during a live show on Brazilian radio station Jovem Pan on which he appeared as a guest. Read more »


Bolsonaro ‘does not share most basic democratic values,’ says Grupo Globo in editorial rejecting president's attacks on press

*This post has been updated.

After Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro offended TV Globo journalists and threatened not to renew the broadcaster's license in response to a report on Jornal Nacional, Grupo Globo published an editorial in which it said that the leader “just wants a press that flatters him and does not seek to report the facts as they are, but as he would like them to be.” Read more »


Latin America is second region worldwide with the most murders of journalists in the last five years, according to UNESCO

Between 2014 and 2018, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) recorded 495 murders of journalists around the world, and Latin America and the Caribbean was the second most lethal region for media professionals: 127 of these deaths occurred here, a quarter of the total. Read more »


Bolsonaro threatens not to renew TV Globo broadcasting license after report on investigation of Marielle Franco's murder

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro threatened not to renew TV Globo's broadcasting license after the broadcaster aired a report about the mention of the president's name in the investigation into the murder of Marielle Franco, a city councilwoman executed in Rio de Janeiro on March 14, 2018. Read more »


More Latin American journalists are using fact-checking and data analysis tools, ICFJ research finds

The use of digital fact-checking and information verification tools has nearly doubled among journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean over the past two years, according to unpublished data from a survey by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) obtained by the Knight Center. Read more »


Colombian community radio host is killed inside studio in Nariño

A journalist and host at a community radio station in Colombia was shot dead while working in the station's studio on Oct. 18. Read more »


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