The most recent edition of the Chapultepec Index of Freedom of Expression and the Press, from the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA), recorded an improvement of 4.2 points on average in the 22 countries evaluated on the continent. The more positive overall picture comes with poor results from three of the largest countries in the region, Argentina, Mexico and Brazil, which lost the most points in the ranking.
Childbirth during migration, the Zika epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic were the themes recognized in the ninth edition of the Roche Prize for Health Journalism, which awards health coverage in Latin America.
The Committee to Protect Journalists published the Global Impunity Index that lists the top 12 countries where perpetrators of crimes against journalists go free. Mexico and Brazil are the Latin American countries that made the ranking.
In the absence of specific public policies to finance journalistic activities, small media outlets in Brazil make use of calls for grants for cultural projects to obtain resources. The country has a long tradition of publicly funding cultural activities, and journalists and experts advocate the same approach to journalism to tackle the news deserts and disinformation.
While still in college and with just US $36, Brazilian students launched Tatu, a data journalism agency specializing in coverage of the state of Alagoas. Today, the startup has eight employees, is already financially sustainable and seeks to expand its coverage.
The creators of a successful program matching journalists with underserved communities in the United States are digging roots in Latin America. Report for the World, a program of international news organization The GroundTruth Project, is partnering with Brazilian digital natives Marco Zero and InfoAmazonia to fund reporting positions and offer training for their newsrooms. Launched in mid […]
In the interview, Brum talks about the times she suffered sexual harassment and discrimination in Brazilian newsrooms, about the experience of being a mother at age 15 and the lack of support at work, in addition to the decision to move to Altamira, in the interior of the Amazon
U.S.-based Brazilian photojournalist Adriana Zehbrauskas is internationally recognized for her sensitivity and empathy in covering people in vulnerable situations in the Americas. She is one of the winners of the 2021 Maria Moors Cabot Prize, the first edition awarded exclusively to women.
A study by the NGO Reporters without Borders (RSF) and the Technology and Society Institute of Rio (ITS-Rio) shows that social media has become a hostile territory for the press in Brazil. In a three-month period, between March 14 and June 13, 2021, the researchers identified 498,693 attacks on journalists and the press in general in Brazil. A fifth of the total attacks came from accounts with a high probability of automated behavior, i.e., robots.
The report, from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, has collected data in four countries: Brazil, India, UK and the U.S.