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Equipe da COAR comemora seleção para projeto Acelerando a Transformação Digital

Coar fact-checking project focuses on news deserts in Northern and Northeastern Brazil

Coar is a fact-checking project focused on Brazil's Northern and Northeastern regions, where there is a higher incidence of cities without news outlets -- news deserts. With limited resources, Coar relies on partnerships with radio stations, TV stations, and regional websites to make news checking more accessible.

For 20 years, Abraji has helped reshape investigative journalism in Brazil and beyond

Since its inception, the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) has remained faithful to its founding principles: professional training, defense of freedom of expression, and the right to access public information. Abraji has not only become an organization of professional journalists with an important voice in the Brazilian media scene, but also a standard for associations in other countries.

Ajor's team gathered at a classroom with a screen with Ajor's logo behind them

Ajor reaches 100 members with focus on sustainability of Brazilian digital journalism

Just over a year after being founded by a group of 30 Brazilian news organizations, the Digital Journalism Association (Ajor) recently surpassed the 100-member mark, an achievement for the entity dedicated to strengthening digital journalism in Brazil. The growth of the association highlights the diversity of the sector in the country, which Ajor intends to help be recognized also for its economic importance.

Participantes da Jornada Galápagos 2019: treinamento intensivo na produção de conteúdo jornalístico digital. (Crédito: cortesia Galápagos)

Galápagos launches second edition of training in digital journalism with more hands-on workshops

The second edition of the Jornada Galápagos de Jornalismo is open until Sept. 19th. In this edition, which takes place three years after the first one, the program includes more hands-on workshops and more time for interaction between participants and speakers.

Funding for independent journalism requires revenue diversification and state action, experts say

The diversification of funding sources and the active participation of the State are fundamental elements to guarantee the economic viability of news outlets. Specialists gathered during a panel at the International Congress of the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji, by its Portuguese acronym) defended a change of paradigm in favor of a diversification of sources of income.

The human impact of the lack of diversity in Brazilian newsrooms

In Brazil, where 43.2% of the population identifies as white and 55.7% as Black, newsrooms are composed of 77% white employees. Research shows that a lack of diversity affects news production and journalists themselves.

Journalist cooperatives in Brazil: Managing themselves and staying afloat

In 2022, the two oldest cooperatives of Brazilian journalists still in operation will reach 15 years of uninterrupted activity: Tribuna Independente and Portal Desacato. These achievements, worthy of celebration, happen through a daily dose of resilience and the financial effort of journalists who found in managing themselves a solution to survive in the market.

Brazilian digital natives use WhatsApp to seek a direct connection with the audience

The second most popular social network for journalism consumption in Brazil, WhatsApp has become the focus of the distribution strategy of digital native news outlets in Brazil. They see an opportunity to establish a direct connection with the public, without depending on the algorithm of other platforms.

How Brazilian authorities amplify misogynistic and racist attacks against journalists on social media

Online harassment of journalists in Brazil has intensified in recent years due to the potential for exposure created by social media and the institutionalization of these attacks. President Jair Bolsonaro’s attacks against journalists have naturalized this type of violence in these online platforms, and those who should support these professionals are guilty of lack of accountability, reveals a study on violence against journalists on social media.

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Research outlines the profile of Brazilian journalists and points to the deepening precariousness of journalism in country

The survey "Perfil do Jornalista Brasileiro 2021" heard from 7,000 journalists between August and October of last year to draw a current portrait of the journalism profession in Brazil. The final report shows transformations as well as continuities in the journalism scene since the first survey in 2012. Among them is the deepening precariousness of the profession during the last ten years, as shown by low wages, long working hours, and an increase in precarious forms of employment.