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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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Brazilian Government responds to demands from press freedom organizations and creates the National Observatory on Violence against Journalists

The Brazilian government announced the creation of the National Observatory of Violence against Journalists, a demand from organizations defending press freedom and journalists. National Secretary of Justice, Augusto de Arruda Botelho, told LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) that the creation of the new body was motivated by the "escalating violence" against journalists in the country.

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InfoAmazonia promotes Rede Cidadã [Citizen Network] among Amazonian media to strengthen local journalism and expand the audience in the region

InfoAmazonia, a trilingual platform devoted to covering the Amazon Rainforest, has launched a Citizen Network of news outlets based in the Brazilian Amazon that cover socio-environmental issues. The idea is to strengthen local journalism in the region and expand media audiences, improving the content and bringing it in and around the Amazon to local populations and a global audience.

A book of Brazil's Constitution amid debris after invasion and pillage of Brazilian Congress

Assault, robbery and death threats: Journalists are attacked by Bolsonarists while covering invasion and vandalism of government buildings in Brasilia, Brazil

At least 12 journalists were physically assaulted, robbed or threatened with death by groups of Bolsonarists while covering the terrorist acts perpetrated by supporters of former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro on Jan. 8 in Brasilia. Thousands of them stormed and vandalized the National Congress, the Planalto Palace and the Supreme Court in the face of inaction by police officers present, who in more than one case also refused to help journalists.

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The most important stories of 2022, according to the LatAm Journalism Review team

In 2022, LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) published more than 250 feature stories, articles and interviews on press freedom and innovation in journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean. For our traditional round-up, which highlights the most important stories from the past 12 months, we decided to ask the LJR team. Our reporters selected one story of their own and one produced by a colleague in 2022, and we also highlighted our most-read stories on the site.

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After being spied on, some El Faro journalists sue Pegasus spyware maker in the United States

Fifteen journalists from digital outlet El Faro of El Salvador have filed a lawsuit in a U.S. court against NSO Group, the Israeli company that makes the Pegasus spyware. “It is necessary to set a precedent so that the companies that promote this espionage market, as well as the customers that run this program, know that their actions have consequences,” said Julia Gavarrete, one of the journalists from El Faro who filed the lawsuit in U.S. courts.

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'Journalism is not a place for a single truth': 5 questions for Brazilian journalist Fabiana Moraes

Brazilian journalist Fabiana Moraes has in recent years honed her sharp critique of the coverage of Brazilian politics and society. She talked to LatAm Journalism Review about her new book, "A pauta é uma arma de combate" [The article is a combat weapon], in which she proposes a subjective journalism and talks about "how journalism can oppose scenarios of the destruction of people’s humanity."

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Central American Network of Journalists emerges as a collective response to attacks on the press in the region

Faced with the recent escalation of attacks on freedoms of the press and expression in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, journalists from these countries have come together to create the Red Centroamericana de Periodistas [Central American Network of Journalists]. Guatemalan Marielos Monzón, one of the Network’s founders, spoke to LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) about the goals and lines of work of this initiative in defense of journalism and the citizens’ right to be informed.

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Coda.Br data journalism conference returns in hybrid format and celebrates 50 years of Philip Meyer's 'precision journalism'

The seventh edition of the Brazilian Conference on Data Journalism and Digital Methods - Coda.Br, which runs from Oct. 31st to Nov. 6th, will once again have a face-to-face event in São Paulo. The conference will include people from around the world who want to follow panels and workshops online, as a celebration of the legacy of American journalist Philip Meyer, who coined the term "precision journalism" to designate the work with data in the profession.

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Sumaúma wants to 'amazonize the world' by doing journalism with a 'nature-based view': An interview with Brazilian journalist Eliane Brum

A tree thought of as the "queen of the Amazon," the “sumaúma” or kapok tree is one of the symbols of this tropical forest that covers a large part of South America. This icon of Amazonian magnificence gives its name to a journalistic project that publishes feature stories and articles in Portuguese, Spanish, and English. Its goal is to amplify the voices of the forest and "to refocus the world," as Eliane Brum, one of the founders of Sumaúma, said in an interview with LatAm Journalism Review (LJR).

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Gabo Festival returns to face-to-face format and debuts in Bogotá, Colombia, celebrating 40 years of García Márquez's Nobel Prize

On Oct. 21, 2022, Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, will host for the first time the Gabo Festival, which resumes face-to-face after two years of online editions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. On the same day 40 years ago, Gabriel García Márquez was announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. His acceptance speech "The Loneliness of Latin America" inspired the tenth edition of the Festival, which bills itself as an event for "storytellers."