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How publishers in Brazil are engaging new audiences with WhatsApp

"By using WhatsApp Correio is responding to a national trend: in 2019, one forecast proclaimed Brazil as the app’s second largest market after India with 99 million monthly active users. Other estimates put this estimated audience at 120 million. The trend goes beyond Brazil though. Research suggests WhatsApp is most frequently used by people in […]

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Reporters Without Borders launches campaign to defend reliable reporting in Brazil

"In Brazil, where President Jair Bolsonaro uses lies and attacks on the media to mask his inability to address the Covid-19 pandemic’s devastating impact, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is about to launch a communication campaign called the “Naked Truth” to highlight journalism’s vital importance in providing access to reliable information about the pandemic. Produced by […]

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Brazil: Parliamentarians and journalists' associations criticize change of the Chamber of Deputies Press Committee

"The new room is far from the plenary and makes it difficult for reporters to access parliamentarians. It is not the first time that a president of the Chamber has tried to occupy the space of the Press Committee, where journalists work. (...) To leave the presidency of the Chamber and reach the plenary, the […]

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Brazilian Supreme Court decides that the right to be forgotten is 'incompatible with the Constitution'

"The Federal Supreme Court (STF, for its acronym in Portuguese) denied on Thursday (Feb. 11) the recognition of the so-called 'right to be forgotten'- by which someone could claim that the media were prevented from disclosing information about a true fact considered harmful or painful."   Read original article (in Portuguese)

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Trust in the media in Latin America: the same old story?

"As in the rest of the world, trust in news in Latin America has declined in recent years. But survey data from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico show that trust levels vary significantly from one national context to another and can relate to a variety of phenomena, from the shortcomings of journalism itself to social unrest […]

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Digital journalism reduces incidence of news deserts in Brazil

"The emergence of small digital initiatives in Brazil in recent years has helped to fill spaces lacking the presence of local journalism, the so-called news deserts, as the number of print outlets has shrunk significantly, according to the most recent survey by Atlas da Notícia (News Atlas). All regions recorded 1. a decrease in total […]

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UNHCR, Folha de S.Paulo and Museum of Immigration launch exhibit on refugee journalists in Brazil

"The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Folha de S.Paulo and the Museum of Immigration inaugurate this Wednesday (Jan. 3) the photographic exhibit Quem conta essa história: jornalistas refugiados ou refugiados jornalistas? (Who tells the story: refugee journalists or journalist refugees?) Composed of photos, texts and audiovisual resources, the exhibit relays the reasons for the forced displacement, the […]

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ABRAJI rejects attorney general's letter in intimidation of Brazilian journalist Guilherme Amado

“On Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, the Attorney General's Office delivered to Minister Cármen Lúcia, of the Supreme Federal Court, a report on the open procedure for investigating news that federal agencies were acting to help the defense of Senator Flávio Bolsonaro. In the document sent to the Supreme Court, Augusto Aras included the request made […]

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Early Childhood Reporting Fellowship: Inequality and COVID-19 in Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia

"The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of the Columbia Journalism School in New York, is launching a project-based virtual Fellowship for journalists based in Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia which will be focused on illuminating the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on young children’s growth, development and wellbeing."   Read original announcement