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Brasil perde três fotojornalistas de destaque em apenas 15 dias. Crédito: Pedro França/Agência Senado

Brazil lost three prominent photojournalists in just 15 days; they left iconic images of key moments in that country’s recent history

Dida Sampaio, Erno Schneider and Orlando Brito marked an era with iconic photos of political power in Brasília, which are part of the country's history. The three died of natural causes within two weeks.

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State actors were the main perpetrators of violence against women journalists in Brazil in 2021, according to Abraji

Monitoring carried out by the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) recorded 119 cases of gender violence against journalists in 2021 in Brazil. Of these, in 58 cases state authorities were involved – Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, took part in eight of these attacks. The survey highlights the special vulnerability of women journalists dedicated to the political editorial section, since 60% of the attacks were motivated by coverage of this topic.

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Velocidad Fund shares key areas necessary for digital news outlets in Latin America to become independent, sustainable, and reach a broader audience

Media accelerator Velocidad shared lessons learned in 16 months of consulting, follow-up and financial support to ten news outlets in Latin America. During this time, these media organizations saw improvements in their organizational structure, audience loyalty, business model and product vision and culture.

Israel Silva, Jairo de Sousa e Gleydson Carvalho: jornalistas assassinados são tema de documentário sobre violência contra comunicadores no Brasil. Crédito: Boca Fechada

Murder of journalists in Brazil: documentary shows recurrent violence in small towns

Brazilian documentary 'Boca Fechada' (Gagged) starts from the stories of three journalists killed by gunmen. The film shows the vulnerability of journalists with a critical voice in small towns in the interior of the country.

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Brazilian news census identifies a reduction of news deserts and a greater importance of online journalism

Atlas da Notícia identified a 9.5% reduction in the number of municipalities considered news deserts in Brazil. News deserts are municipalities that do not have local journalistic information and today these number 5 out of 10 Brazilian municipalities.

Photos of murdered Mexican journalists scattered on the ground during a protest

‘Structural flaws’ hamper the effectiveness of mechanisms to protect journalists in Brazil, Colombia, Honduras, and Mexico, points out RSF

A report by Reporters Without Borders found “serious problems that require urgent changes” in the mechanisms for protecting journalists in these four countries, which account for 90% of the murders of journalists perpetrated in Latin America in the last ten years.

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Latin American journalists covering violent conflicts in their own countries grapple with uncertainty and ever-changing dynamics

Stories about gangs and criminal organizations, border areas with the ambiguity of their limits and jurisdictions, marginal urban towns or a simple central plaza of a city taken over by drug cartels are some of the Latin American topics and scenarios where journalists of the region can find their best reports or a life or death situation.

Fundadores da Headline Mario Camera, Andrei Netto (em pé), Felipe Paiva, Deborah Berlinck, Danilo Rocha Lima (sentados). Foto cortesia

Franco-Brazilian newstech receives €700,000 investment for independent journalism monetization platform

Headline news startup intends to transfer up to 70% of its total revenue — through subscriptions and content licensing — to journalists and independent organizations present on the platform.

Bolsonaro: responsável pela maior parte dos ataques a jornalistas brasileiros em 2021. (Photo: Antonio Cruz/Agência Brasil)

Ahead of 2022 elections in Brazil, continued attacks on Brazilian journalists are a cause for concern, according to FENAJ study

For the second year in a row, President Jair Bolsonaro is the lead attacker of the press in Brazil, according to an annual survey by the National Federation of Journalists. According to the organization, the upcoming national and state elections in October, when Bolsonaro seeks re-election, will increase the risk for journalism in the country in 2022.

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‘Editorial criteria could be rethought and strengthened,’ Folha's diversity editor said after controversy over racism in Brazilian newspaper

Controversy about racism in the pages of the newspaper happened in the midst of initiatives by Folha to increase the ethnic-racial diversity of its team and its content. For Flavia Lima, editor of Diversidade da Folha, criticism of the journal “does not seek to obliterate the debate, but rather qualifies it.”