Carolina de Assis

Carolina de Assis is a Brazilian journalist and researcher who lives in Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil. 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
Carolina de Assis es una periodista e investigadora brasileña que vive en Juiz de Fora, MG, Brasil . Tiene una maestría en Estudios de las Mujeres y de Género del programa GEMMA – Università di Bologna (Italia) / Universiteit Utrecht (Holanda). Trabajó como editora en la revista digital brasileña Gênero e Número. Le interesan especialmente iniciativas periodísticas que tienen el objetivo de promover los derechos humanos y la justicia de género. Puedes encontrarla en Twitter: @caroldeassis.
Carolina de Assis é uma jornalista e pesquisadora brasileira que vive em Juiz de Fora (MG). É mestra em Estudos da Mulher e de Gênero pelo programa GEMMA – Università di Bologna (Itália) / Universiteit Utrecht (Holanda). Trabalhou como editora na revista digital Gênero e Número e se interessa especialmente por iniciativas jornalísticas que promovam os direitos humanos e a justiça de gênero. Você pode encontrá-la no Twitter em @caroldeassis.

Recent Articles

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Dallas Morning News executive editor talks about fostering community, connection and change through journalism

Katrice Hardy, who recently became the new executive editor of the Dallas Morning News, spoke with Kathleen McElroy, director of the School of Journalism at the UT Austin, about her work and the challenges of local journalism amid the current wave of attacks on journalists.

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In addition to representation, it is necessary to increase sensitivity in newsrooms, says Gina Chua

The question “What is news?” guided journalist Gina Chua during her keynote on the second day of the 23rd International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). With a 30-year plus career, the current executive editor at Reuters and soon to be executive editor at the media startup Semafor spoke about technology and representation as a means of rethinking news production.

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Borja Echevarría talks about the success of digital subscriptions and the transformation of Spanish newspaper El País

Borja Echevarría, deputy director of the Spanish newspaper El País, spoke with Rosental Alves, director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, about the success of the newspaper's digital subscription model, which is expected to reach 200,000 subscribers in two years. He also spoke about the site's new graphic design and the role of podcasts in bringing readers and journalists closer.

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Lawyers create Tornavoz nonprofit to defend freedom of expression in Brazil

Founded by a group of lawyers specializing in the defense of freedom of expression, the Tornavoz nonprofit will remunerate lawyers who work in cases received by the organization, in addition to providing technical assistance to the defense. The idea is for the remuneration to “strengthen the interest of lawyers in this area of practice,” Taís Gasparian, one of the directors and founders of the nonprofit, said.

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Brazilian motorsport website Grande Prêmio accused newspaper Estadão of plagiarizing 47 texts

The Grande Prêmio website, founded in 1994 and dedicated exclusively to motorsports coverage, accused the newspaper O Estado de S.Paulo of copying 47 of its texts between December 2021 and February 2022. The newspaper said it “takes very seriously” the website’s accusation and said it is investigating the case and reviewing processes to understand what may have happened.

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State actors were the main perpetrators of violence against women journalists in Brazil in 2021, according to Abraji

Monitoring carried out by the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) recorded 119 cases of gender violence against journalists in 2021 in Brazil. Of these, in 58 cases state authorities were involved – Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, took part in eight of these attacks. The survey highlights the special vulnerability of women journalists dedicated to the political editorial section, since 60% of the attacks were motivated by coverage of this topic.

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‘Structural flaws’ hamper the effectiveness of mechanisms to protect journalists in Brazil, Colombia, Honduras, and Mexico, points out RSF

A report by Reporters Without Borders found “serious problems that require urgent changes” in the mechanisms for protecting journalists in these four countries, which account for 90% of the murders of journalists perpetrated in Latin America in the last ten years.

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Pandemic meant more hours of work without pay increases for women journalists in Colombia and Venezuela, study finds

The pandemic has transformed the routines and professional practices of women journalists in Colombia and Venezuela, imposing more daily working hours and intensifying the use of information and communication technologies, but without a corresponding salary increase, according to research.

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Salvadoran congress 'legalizes digital espionage' following Pegasus spy scandal that targeted journalists

Barely three weeks after the disclosure that dozens of journalists in El Salvador were the target of digital espionage, the country's Legislative Assembly approved new legislation that creates the legal figure of a "digital secret agent" and allows police to access electronic devices and collect data to be used as proof in criminal proceedings. Opponents of the measure claim that this is about legalizing digital spying on citizens and that it can be used to harass journalists critical of the government.


‘Editorial criteria could be rethought and strengthened,’ Folha's diversity editor said after controversy over racism in Brazilian newspaper

Controversy about racism in the pages of the newspaper happened in the midst of initiatives by Folha to increase the ethnic-racial diversity of its team and its content. For Flavia Lima, editor of Diversidade da Folha, criticism of the journal “does not seek to obliterate the debate, but rather qualifies it.”