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Marina Estarque is a Brazilian journalist living in São Paulo. She has worked for Brazilian news organizations such as Folha de S.Paulo, O Estado de S. Paulo, O Dia and the fact-checking agency Lupa. Marina was a correspondent in Brazil for German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle and a radio reporter for DW Africa in Germany. She also worked as a reporter for United Nations Radio, in New York, and for Spanish newspaper La Voz de Galicia. Marina graduated in Journalism from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and has a Master’s degree in Editorial Journalism from the University of A Coruña (Spain). 

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Recent Blog Posts:

Mexican journalist under government protection is killed in armed attack

This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Journalist Jorge Miguel Armenta Ávalos, director of the outlet Medios Obson, was killed in an armed attack in Ciudad Obregón, in the state of Sonora, Mexico, on May 16, according to information published by the state attorney general on Twitter. Read more »

Brazilian institute creates journalism web series focused on media literacy

In the face of attacks on journalists and attempts to discredit the press, which are increasingly common in Brazil, Instituto Palavra Aberta decided to launch a web series to explain to the lay public how journalism works. Read more »

Journalist volunteers profile COVID-19 victims in Brazil; project inspires newspaper cover and tribute on TV

The collaborative project Inumeráveis (Innumerable) can be summarized in a sentence: "There is no one who likes to be a number, people deserve to exist in prose.” The virtual memorial aims to tell the stories behind the COVID-19 numbers in Brazil, with profiles of the victims written by volunteers. Read more »

On World Press Freedom Day, journalists are attacked in Brazil during pro-Bolsonaro demonstration

On World Press Freedom Day, celebrated May 3, Brazilian journalists were attacked, insulted and expelled from a Brasilia demonstration in favor of the Jair Bolsonaro government and against Congress and the Federal Supreme Court.

Journalists were covering the event, which was attended by the president, when they were attacked by protesters. Read more »

Latin American project Tierra de Resistentes brings together 50 journalists to document violence against environmental leaders

While all attention is focused on the current coronavirus crisis, a group of Latin American journalists is investigating another topic of great urgency in Latin America that has not dissipated with the current pandemic: violence against environmental leaders on the continent. Read more »

Centinela Covid-19 collaborative investigative project brings together 14 Latin American media outlets to cover pandemic

About a month ago, journalists from 14 Latin American media outlets began planning a collaborative project to investigate issues related to the coronavirus pandemic. This is how Centinela Covid-19 emerged, bringing together organizations from 12 Latin American countries plus Univision Notícias, from the United States. Read more »

Collaborative fact-checking project in Latin America builds platform on coronavirus to help journalists

The current pandemic highlights the need for journalists to work together as the coronavirus, as well as disinformation surrounding it, crosses languages and borders. For this reason, an existing network of fact-checkers in Latin America decided to undertake a project to verify information, gather and update existing checks in Spanish about the coronavirus and produce an informational database of measures taken by governments in the region to combat the virus. Read more »

Advocates criticize governments of Bolivia and Puerto Rico for using pandemic to restrict freedom of expression

Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) warned this week that governments are using the new coronavirus pandemic to publish measures that threaten freedom of expression. The two organizations cited the case of Bolivia, and CPJ also highlighted the situation in Puerto Rico. Read more »

Brazilian forum on access to information law returns with the objective of blocking setbacks

The Forum on the Right of Access to Public Information changed its composition and resumed activities to face threats against public transparency and to monitor compliance with the Access to Information Law (LAI, for its acronym in Portuguese) in Brazil. Read more »

With collaboration among 24 Brazilian outlets, the Comprova project returns to combat disinformation about the coronavirus

Comprova, a Brazilian collaborative project that brings together 24 media outlets in the country, started what it calls a special phase to verify information about the new coronavirus. Read more »


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