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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
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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.
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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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Journalists must overcome funding 'taboo' and put it center stage for planning of independent media, highlighted panel at 2023 Festival 3i in Brazil

Although there is still a certain "taboo" when talking about money, journalists need to delve into issues related to financing news media to ensure their sustainability. This is a process that goes far beyond fundraising, said experts on a panel at the 3i 2023 Festival, which took place May 5-7 in Rio de Janeiro.

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Threats from organized crime and government inaction in Ecuador prompt exile of journalists

The departure of two journalists from Ecuador after receiving death threats is the latest evidence of deteriorating security situation for these professionals in the country. While in exile, Karol Noroña spoke to LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) about the context, documented by civil society organizations, of the strengthening of organized crime and the inaction of the State to protect journalists.

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Rethinking practices, growing inclusion and combating hate speech are challenges for diversity in journalism, say experts at 16th Colloquium

For its second panel, the 16th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism dealt with the theme “Diversity in Latin American news and newsrooms.” The panelists discussed advances as well as challenges in the region, such as disinformation and digital violence against women journalists.

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How to cover school attacks: Experts discuss best practices and impact of coverage on violence in Brazil

The attack by a 13-year-old student at a school in São Paulo has revived debate in Brazil about the impact of news coverage on this type of violence. The Association of Education Journalists (Jeduca) brought together experts to advise on how to carry out responsible coverage, in order to prevent the proliferation of such attacks.

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Majority of public wants less sensationalism and more information against gender-based violence in coverage of femicides in Argentina, study shows

While coverage of femicides focuses on the details of the crimes and presents them as "isolated cases," the majority of the Argentine public wants more focus on preventing gender-based violence and more empathy for the victims, points out the study "Femicidios en los medios y en la opinión pública" ("Femicides in the media and public opinion").

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Brazilian mainstream media tended to reproduce falsehoods said by Bolsonaro on COVID-19 in news headlines, study finds

Brazilian researchers analyzed news headlines about false statements by Jair Bolsonaro on COVID-19 in 2020, and in 60% of the cases the then-president's lines were just reproduced, without contextualization or correction. Researcher Marilia Gehrke spoke to LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) about how this practice contributes to misinformation and undermines journalism’s credibility.

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'We intend to make very clear what is public journalism and what is government information,' said Hélio Doyle, president of Brazil’s Public Communication Company (EBC)

Journalist Hélio Doyle has been appointed to lead the reconstruction of Brazil’s Public Communication Company (EBC, by its Portuguese acronym) after six years of neglect and censorship under the governments of Michel Temer and Jair Bolsonaro. Doyle spoke about how journalism will be "a flagship" in public communication made by the state-owned company.

'An independent press is as important as traditional media': 5 questions for Brazilian journalist Kátia Brasil

Brazilian journalist Kátia Brasil has 37 years of professional career and 33 years in the Amazon. For 10 years, she has been dedicated to covering the region at Amazônia Real, of which she is co-founder and co-director. She talked to LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) about the challenges of investigative journalism focused on the Amazonian peoples.

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Consortium of news outlets formed to disseminate COVID-19 data in Brazil ends with legacy of collaboration and transparency

In June 2020, with Brazil rapidly accumulating cases and deaths from COVID-19, the federal government acted to hide the reality of the pandemic in the country. Six news outlets responded by establishing a consortium to release COVID-19 data. It ended in January, but leaves behind lessons on the value of transparency and collaboration.

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Diversity goes far beyond gender and must be addressed from a broad perspective in journalism, panelists say in webinar

The first webinar held by the newly created Network for Diversity in Latin American Journalism addressed the myths about diversity in journalism and shared lessons on how to overcome them. Journalists Lucia Solis, Ana Acosta, and María Eugenia Ludueña shared reflections and best practices for applying a diversity approach to journalism during a conversation held in Spanish on Jan. 26.