ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award to honor Brazilian fact-checker

  • Source: ICFJ
  • May 26, 2021

"The International Center for Journalists will present its 2021 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Awards to Natália Leal, a Brazilian fact-checker who debunked deadly misinformation in that pandemic-ravaged country, and to Pavla Holcová, a Czech reporter who courageously carried on an investigation after the murder of a fellow journalist.

Leal is the head of content at the pioneering Agência Lupa fact-checking outlet in Brazil. Over the past year, she and her team have exposed disinformation spread by President Jair Bolsonaro and others. She also created an award-winning data-visualization tool called “At the Epicenter,” showing the magnitude of the COVID-19 toll in Brazil. The innovative tool inspired The Washington Post to replicate the project for the United States."


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