After Mexico and Brazil in 2018, as well as Uruguay and Bolivia in 2019, Argentina also launched a collaborative fact-checking project ahead of 2019 general elections. And with 130 participating media outlets, Argentina’s Reverso stands as the broadest alliance against disinformation ever carried out in the region.
A program from the Facebook Journalism Project that has passed through the United States, Germany, Canada and Australia arrived in Brazil on July 29 to strengthen local journalism in five regions of the country.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro denied that the recent decree authorizing the summary deportation of 'dangerous' foreigners could be used against journalist Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept. However, the leader said there is a possibility that the journalist could be jailed in Brazil.
The process of judicial reorganization being undergone by the Abril Group, one of Brazil’s largest publishing groups, has led to a journalist being required to pay a hefty compensation for a lawsuit related to a report published in one of the media company’s outlets.
Journalism is a collective job, but Brazilian journalists have subverted this rule by launching one-man outlets, developed by the need to publish in-depth stories and analysis of public policies and other subjects that do not find space in traditional outlets.
Brazilian journalist Patrícia Campos Mello and Nicaraguan journalists Lucía Pineda Ubau and Miguel Mora will receive the 2019 International Press Freedom Awards given by the Committee to Protect Journalists every year.
Brazil now has a prize to call its own: the Cláudio Weber Abramo Award for Data Journalism, whose entries were opened on June 27 during the 14th Congress of the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) in São Paulo.
It is the potential development of this expertise that attracted the venture capitalists, aiming to open new markets and replicate the model in other countries.
A majority of the 10 people working for the site have other jobs besides Ponte. That's because the site's revenue still does not allow full pay for the entire team and occasional collaborators.
"Making journalism is not cheap. We get specific incentives to move forward, but our biggest challenge is getting people to understand that our outlet is important and so it needs to survive."