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Panel de Orientación Sexual - Conferencia sobre diversidad

Talking about sexual diversity in journalism is talking about the intersection between gender, race and social class, say panelists at Knight Center's diversity conference

Panel on sexual orientation of the First Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism, talks about sexual diversity in journalism as the intersection between gender, race and social class.

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Abraji records 174 cases of journalists being blocked by Brazilian authorities on Twitter

Can a politician who holds an important public office block a journalist on social media? This is an urgent debate for the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji)

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Brazil among countries where there is not a single non-white top editor across leading news brands, according to the Reuters Institute

Despite widely recognized as a diverse country, Brazil appears in the report as one of the three countries examined in a recent Reuters Institute report where there is not a single non-white editor in the sample, along with Germany and the UK.

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Press conferences without questions: trend gained strength in Latin America and the Caribbean during pandemic

With social distancing rules, control over who asks questions –and when they’re asked– has increased in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Capa histórica da Folha de S.Paulo durante a campanha por eleições diretas no Brasil. Crédito: reprodução.

How defending democracy made Brazil's Folha de S. Paulo more profitable and influential despite scars left by support of dictatorship

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, Brazilian newspaper Folha de S.Paulo recognizes the last 40 years in particular, when it started to stand against the dictatorship it initially supported, and in favor of democratization and direct elections.

Oito jornais brasileiros publicam informe publicitário com informações falsas sobre o tratamento da COVID-19. Arte: Jeff Nascimento (@jnascim)

Brazilian newspapers under pressure for publishing ad that promotes unproven COVID-19 treatments

At least eight Brazilian newspapers published an advertorial in which an obscure association of doctors defends the adoption of a so-called 'early treatment' of COVID-19, whose benefit is not scientifically proven. The decision of the newspaper companies to open space, albeit an advertising one, for the transmission of false information about the pandemic generated criticism.

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Research shows that an alert message and access to professional journalism reduces belief in fake news

The study, which interviewed 1,000 people, aimed to find a kind of vaccine against false news, especially during the electoral period

RSF: ‘sistema Bolsonaro’ contra imprensa inclui filhos do presidente, ministros e órgãos de Estado. Foto: Roberto Jayme/Ascom/TSE

Attacks on journalists explode in Brazil in 2020 and most of them come from President Bolsonaro

Two reports by press freedom organizations conclude that 2020 was the most dangerous year for professional journalism in recent Brazilian history. Despite the different methodologies, in the two surveys, President Jair Bolsonaro, his children, ministers and the Presidency's Communication Secretariat appear as the main sources of the attacks.

Journalists create newsletter to inform about northeastern Brazil and strengthen independent journalism in the region

Cajueira’s goal is to curate reports published by independent northeastern media outlets, mainly digital natives, to help people who want to know more about the Northeast

Senador Fabiano Contarato: ‘O direito penal tem uma função educativa e simbólica ao demonstrar que a sociedade e o Estado valorizam – e atuarão para proteger – a liberdade de imprensa.” Foto: Marcos Oliveira/Agência Senado

15 bills in Brazil toughen penalties for crimes against journalists; organizations criticize impunity

At a time of worsening press freedom in Brazil, at least 15 legislative bills seek to protect media professionals from attacks. Among them, there are proposals to consider as heinous crimes against journalists, to federalize the investigation of these crimes, to toughen penalties of bodily injury and homicides and even to classify the harassment of press professionals as a crime.