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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Studies analyze trends in coverage of violence against women in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico

A collection of studies on the coverage of violence against women in the Global South found advances in Argentina and Mexico, while in Brazil race and class biases stood out. The volume's co-editor told LJR she hopes the work will highlight how journalistic coverage is connected to this huge systemic global problem.

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Lúcio Flávio Pinto, with 57 years of journalism in defense of the Amazon, tells young reporters: ‘Get out from behind a screen and go to the field’

After 57 years in the profession, Brazilian journalist Lúcio Flávio Pinto announced the end of his "daily public journalistic activity" due to worsening Parkinson's disease. Synonymous with independent and intrepid coverage of the Amazon and the corruption of political and economic powers in the region, Pinto spoke with LJR and reflected on his career.

‘I know I stray away from local patterns, and that puts me in danger’: 5 questions for Mexican journalist María Teresa Montaño

María Teresa Montaño, who has been investigating corruption in the state of Mexico for almost three decades, won two international awards in 2023 and published an investigation that had global repercussions. These triumphs, however, were marked by violence and job insecurity, she said in conversation with LJR.

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How abuse, harassment of journalists and more than three years of strikes culminated in the closure of Notimex

Notimex, once a public media standard in the region, had been languishing since 2019, mired in administrative and labor chaos that includes serious accusations of harassment against journalists, allegedly perpetrated by director Sanjuana Martínez. LJR heard from experts on the meaning and impact of the agency's demise, announced by President López Obrador in April.

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Journalistic objectivity under debate: Professionals defend self-reflection and new practices at the 18th Abraji Congress in Brazil

All journalistic reporting is the result of choices. What forces shape these choices and how do they relate to journalistic objectivity? At the 18th International Congress of Investigative Journalism, held by the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) from June 28 to July 2, professionals debated objectivity in light of the changes journalism has undergone in recent decades.

Feminist perspective enables a broader look at journalism, say experts in webinar

The second webinar of the new series promoted by the Network for Diversity in Latin American Journalism was dedicated to deconstructing myths about feminist journalism. Michelle Nogales (Bolivia), Alejandra Higareda (Mexico) and Graciela Tiburcio Loayza (Peru), moderated by Lucia Solis (Peru), shared insights and reflections based on their trajectories as feminist journalists.

In a country with a Black majority, whites make up 84% of the people who write in Brazil's three main newspapers, study shows

Black people are 55.9% of the Brazilian population, but only 9.5% of the people who sign texts in the printed editions of Estadão, Folha de S. Paulo and O Globo. This is one of the findings of a survey that alerts to "a very serious cultural, social and political problem" with the under-representation of non-white people and women in newspapers.

How journalists from 10 countries investigated organized crime in the Amazon in memory of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira

The Bruno and Dom Project, led by the French organization Forbidden Stories, brought together more than 50 journalists from 16 news outlets to continue the work of British journalist Dom Phillips, who was with Brazilian Indigenous affairs expert Bruno Pereira when the two were murdered in June 2022. LJR spoke with some of the journalists involved in this collaborative effort.

'In difficult times, hope is what makes us stronger': 5 questions for Claudia Ferraz, from the Wayuri Network of Indigenous Communication of the Amazon

The Wayuri Network, made up of Indigenous communicators from the Alto Rio Negro region, on the border between Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela, is celebrating its sixth anniversary in 2023. Claudia Ferraz, of the Wanano people, spoke to LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) about the work of the internationally-awarded network and the lessons from these six years of existence.

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Ecuadorian organizations launch protocol to prevent gender and sexual orientation violence and discrimination in newsrooms

Women and LGBTQ+ people are especially vulnerable to violence in the workspace. To address this problem in newsrooms, the digital news outlet GK and the Rights and Justice Observatory (ODJ, by its Spanish acronym) developed a protocol to prevent gender-based violence in these spaces and make them safer for people who work there.