At a time of worsening press freedom in Brazil, at least 15 legislative bills seek to protect media professionals from attacks. Among them, there are proposals to consider as heinous crimes against journalists, to federalize the investigation of these crimes, to toughen penalties of bodily injury and homicides and even to classify the harassment of press professionals as a crime.
Documentary reconstructs moments of persecution suffered by journalist Hélio Fernandez, owner of newspaper Tribuna da Imprensa, under Brazil’s military dictatorship. Today, at the age of 100, Fernandes still writes daily on his blog and on Facebook.
The LJR team shares part of our internal glossary of journalistic expressions used to translate the magazine’s articles between English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Survey of laws and bills that curb and punish disinformation and fake news on the Internet shows growth in Latin American countries. Experts warn of the risk of censorship and self-censorship of journalists.
A guide recently launched by the organization Saudé sem Dano (Health Care Without Harm) provides tools for journalists in Latin America to include the perspective of public health in coverage of climate change.
Offering reporting scholarships, through open and public calls, is a way for journalistic outlets to diversify their stories, and a democratic opportunity for freelance journalists.
A new fellowship program aims to recruit investigative journalists in South America to cover this vast area and one of the biggest stories of our lifetime: the destruction of the world’s rainforests.
The Brazilian documentary “A Verdade da Mentira” (The Truth of the Lie) follows the work of several professionals who worked to combat disinformation during the 2018 presidential election to understand how this kind of content spreads.
The traditional Vladimir Herzog Award disqualified one of the photography finalists after a complaint from an indigenous organization, which claimed that the image was not authorized. The journalist defended his work and said he showed human rights of indigenous peoples were being violated.
New association of journalists wants to bring together product professionals working in newsrooms around the world to exchange experiences, establish partnerships and accelerate the adoption of the product mentality among journalists.