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Brazilian program launches video tracing the path journalist Dom Phillips followed to his death

"Abraji's Tim Lopes program launched on Friday, July 22, 2022, a detailed video about the journey and last moments in life of journalist Dom Phillips and indigenist Bruno Araújo, who were chased and killed while crossing a river to Atalaia do Norte, [in Amazonas state, in Brazil]. Charged and arrested for the double murder, three […]

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Brazil: Amazônia Real website is censored by Amazonas Justice

"An Amazonas Court censored a feature story by Amazônia Real, forcing the agency to take it down under penalty of a fine. Published on May 14, 2021, the story 'Amazon Immersion yacht had no authorization', written by journalist Leanderson Lima, pointed out the names of the boat owners. In April of last year, in the […]

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Brazil: Reporter is threatened by armed man during a live transmission

"Daniela Carla, a reporter for TV Gazeta, a TV Globo affiliate in Espírito Santo, Brazil, was threatened by an armed man during a live transmission. The fact happened during the morning show 'Bom Dia Espírito Santo.' The story was about shootings in the hills of Vitória, the state capital. While transmitting the news, Daniela suddenly […]

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Ministry in Brazil requests that news outlets be investigated for reporting on legal abortion

"On July 15, it was reported by the press that the Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights [in Brazil] decided to request the opening of investigations into the legal abortion procedure performed by doctors in Santa Catarina to an 11-year-old girl victim of rape. Among the targets of the investigations would also be the […]

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Brazilian data journalism school to hold its first Amazon regional edition of its conference on data journalism and digital methods

"The Brazilian Conference on Data Journalism and Digital Methods will be holding its seventh edition in 2022, consolidating itself as the main event of data journalism and innovation in Latin America. This year, in addition to the traditional meeting in São Paulo, the first regional edition will be held: Coda Amazônia [coding the Amazon], with […]

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Bolsonaro family makes at least one attack on the press a day

“President Jair Bolsonaro and his sons in public office, such as councilor Carlos Bolsonaro, senator Flávio Bolsonaro and also Eduardo Bolsonaro, have made at least one attack on media outlets per day from January 2021 to May 2022. The survey carried out by the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) examined 14,918 tweets and retweets […]

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Brazilian federal police arrest suspect in the murder of journalist Dom Phillips

"Suspected of drug trafficking and illegal purchase of fish, Peruvian Rubens Villar Coelho, known as Colombia, was arrested this Thursday (July 7, 2022) when he presented himself to the Federal Police in Tabatinga (AM). He is singled out by the investigation of the murder of the Indigenous issues expert Bruno Pereira and journalist Dom Phillips […]

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Brazil: TV Gazeta boss accused of asking reporters to exchange nude photos for stories

"The manager of the sports department of TV Gazeta, Michelle Giannella, is accused of having asked reporters or producers to send half-naked photos to press secretaries or athletes in exchange for interviews. UOL heard two former employees who received the request on two occasions and five other people who were in meetings when this request […]

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Webinar: Brazil Elections 2022 - Research Tips

"The state of democracy in the world is at its lowest point in decades. Across the globe, free and fair elections face increasing threats from disinformation campaigns, foreign interference, rising authoritarianism, and more. In Brazil, added to this scenario is the constant questioning of the validity of the electoral system, incited by President Jair Bolsonaro […]

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Brazil: Registration for the 17th Abraji Congress is now open

"As of this Tuesday, July 5, 2022, registrations are open for one of the largest journalistic meetings in Latin America. Promoted by Abraji since 2005, the 17th International Congress of Investigative Journalism takes place from Aug. 3 to 7, in a hybrid format, with more than 80 activities and nearly 200 speakers. 'We faced the […]