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Supreme Court Minister prohibits investigation of journalist and guarantees source confidentiality in Brazil

Minister Gilmar Mendes of the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF, for its initials in Portuguese) granted an injunction that ensures that U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald cannot be investigated for divulging information or for keeping source confidentiality. Read more »


Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says journalist Glenn Greenwald committed crime and insinuates he could be jailed

In an interview after a ceremony at a military unit in Rio de Janeiro on July 27, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro denied that the recent decree authorizing the summary deportation of 'dangerous' foreigners could be used against journalist Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept, whose site has published a series of reports about the content of leaked messages between public officials. Read more »


With individual projects, Brazilian journalists find a way to produce exclusive content and claim a space in the market

Journalism is a collective job, but Brazilian journalists have subverted this rule by launching one-man outlets, developed by the need to publish in-depth stories and analysis of public policies and other subjects that do not find space in traditional outlets. Read more »


Venture capital fund invests in Brazilian journalism startup with eyes on tool to generate insights into government branches

Venture capital funds are in search of innovative technologies with high potential for profit. They aren’t frequently looking for partners in journalism companies, that, in general, are struggling to survive in an environment with a scattered audience reluctant to pay for information. Read more »


Second journalist killed in Maricá in the state of Rio de Janeiro in less than one month

The director of a news site in Maricá, in the Metropolitan Region of Rio de Janeiro, was killed on June 18. Romário da Silva Barros, 31, was inside his car when he was shot three times, according to G1. Read more »


With debut series on Operation Car Wash, new media outlet combines investigative journalism and political satire

Journalistic investigations about issues of impact are often complex, especially long-term ones. They mix documents, people, companies and authorities in often elaborate storylines in which it is easy to get lost. Difficulties understanding the content may lead to losing the audience for extremely important reporting, despite the journalist’s best intentions to make it clear and well-explained. Read more »


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