Reporting on Carnival, the biggest Brazilian popular event, involves everything from understanding social dynamics that are often invisible, to particular physical demands. LJR spoke to journalists who specialize in the subject for advice on how to cover the festivities.
Covering executions committed by police officers, how former members of the force become professional killers, and how they form organizations comparable to the mafia: this is the specialty of Rafael Soares, a 32-year-old reporter from the newspapers O Globo and Extra who says he does not feel fear. After the podcast "Pistoleiros," he has just released his first book, "Milicianos."
For decades, The Tico Times newspaper has covered Costa Rica and Central America for an English-speaking audience. After former publisher and editor Dery Dyer passed away in 2020, a concerned former journalist of the publication helped to find her old boss’ archive a new home.