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Brazilian journalist found alive after being abducted from his own home

UPDATE: Brazilian journalist Romano dos Anjos was found alive after being abducted from his home. Read original article (in Portuguese) ORIGINAL: "The 40-year-old journalist Romano dos Anjos was kidnapped on Monday night (Oct. 26), from the Aeroporto district, in the North of Boa Vista. According to the Military Police, he was at home, having dinner […]

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Data journalism conference Coda.Br 2020 offers 145 scholarships for registration

"In partnership with Google News Initiative, Hivos and the Brazilian Institute of Data Research and Analysis (IBPAD, for its acronym in Portuguese), the School of Data (Escola de Dados) is making a public call to people interested in getting a scholarship for Coda.Br 2020 (Brazilian Conference of Data Journalism and Digital Methods). In all, 145 […]

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Organizational surveys confirm deterioration of press freedom in Brazil

"In recent days, several organizations have published reports with alarming data about the situation of press freedom in Brazil. Today (Oct. 21,2020), Abraji (Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism) announced its own monitoring: 102 alerts were reported for stigmatizing speech - made only by public authorities - against journalists in Brazil in 2020. In 2019, it […]

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Brazil's Abraji launches Comprova + Comunidades, a project against misinformation

"Eight new initiatives dedicated to journalism join the 28 outlets that are part of Projeto Comprova to work against disinformation. The group is formed of collectives and agencies from the five regions of the country that are connected to audiences segmented by territories, racial or religious themes and vulnerable communities. The eight new members will […]

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Brazil has biggest drop in freedom of expression index among 161 countries, says report

“Brazil saw the biggest drop in the freedom of expression indicator in a report that analyzes the situation in 161 countries and that was published on Monday (19) by the international human rights organization Article 19. Brazil's fall was the most expressive in all comparisons made: the indicator fell 18 points in one year (from […]

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Venezuela and Brazil dominate the eighth edition of the Roche Health Awards

"Venezuela and Brazil dominated the Roche Awards for Health Journalism in sound, digital and daily health coverage, which were delivered virtually on Thursday night."   See the list of winners (in Spanish)

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Jeduca publishes guide for journalists covering proposals on education in elections

The Association of Education Journalists (Jeduca) of Brazil published a coverage guide for journalists writing about candidate proposals for public education. In November, the country chooses new mayors and city councilors in 5,570 cities. "Journalists should be attentive to the candidates' promises, always checking whether they are consistent with the duties of mayors and councilors. […]

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Police investigate death threat against journalist in Brazil

"The São Paulo Civil Police launched an investigation to investigate a death threat against journalist Pedro Zambarda, a contributor to website Diário do Centro do Mundo. Last Friday (10.02.2020), Zambarda denounced, through a police report, a message he received on his cell phone after he published an article about 'waves of hate' on social networks […]

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Brazilian deputy files at least 11 lawsuits against journalists and communicators

"Federal deputy Bia Kicis (PSL-DF) asked for content to be removed via provisional protection at least six times, in addition to filing another five criminal cases against professionals, press outlets or social media users. The actions target reports, articles and posts about the conduct of the parliamentarian shared on journalists' social networks. In an exclusive […]