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Abraji’s Tim Lopes Program investigates second case as part of campaign against impunity in Brazilian journalists' deaths

People who knew Brazilian Jairo Sousa are still in shock over the radio journalist’s death.

They say he was a combative personality and “denounced suspicious bidding, overbilling in purchases in [city's] departments. He was critical of the current city hall, some city councilors and even businessmen,” Angelina Nunes, coordinator of the Tim Lopes Program for the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji), told the Knight Center. Read more »


Inter-American Court condemns Brazil in 1975 murder of journalist killed during military dictatorship

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights condemned Brazil for its negligence in investigating, prosecuting, and punishing those guilty of torture and murder of journalist Vladimir Herzog in 1975, in the context of the country's military dictatorship.


Newspaper crisis arrives at the doorstep of Diario de Pernambuco, the oldest newspaper in circulation in Latin America

The crisis affecting news organizations around the world has reached the oldest newspaper in circulation in Latin America. Founded in 1825, Brazil’s Diario de Pernambuco newspaper faces a financial crisis that has cut a third of its newsroom and keeps its employees on edge in the face of delays in the payment of salaries and suspense over the daily’s future. Read more »


Brazilian journalists launch project #OneByOne to tell the stories of murdered women in Pernambuco

In 2017, the State of Pernambuco in northeast Brazil had the third highest number of violent crimes in the country. Read more »


Brazilian site JOTA creates bot to encourage journalistic coverage of stalled Supreme Court cases

In 1920, the Brazilian jurist Rui Barbosa (1849-1923) affirmed that "delayed justice is not justice, but injustice qualified and manifest". Almost 100 years later, his words have inspired the new venture from Brazilian news site JOTA, which focuses on the country’s Judiciary. The bot Rui (@ruibarbot), which launched at the end of April, monitors and publishes via Twitter about slowness in the progress of proceedings before the Federal Supreme Court (STF for its acronym in Portuguese). Read more »


Brazilian project MemeNews joins journalism and humor for social transformation

About a month ago, the MemeNews project started sending a daily bulletin with news headlines and summaries focusing on the Brazilian Legislative, Judicial and Executive branches. But more than being a newsletter, MemeNews wants to engage its readers in the stories they report using one of the best inventions of the internet: memes. Read more »


#LetHerWork campaign grows and raises awareness of harassment of women sports reporters in Brazil


By Esther Sánchez*

Brazilian women sports reporters launched the online #DeixaElaTrabalhar (#LetHerWork) campaign after journalist Bruna Dealtry was kissed and harassed on live television.

Dealtry’s incident helped incite the movement in late March after she covered a live soccer game at the São Januário Stadium earlier the same month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Read more »


Councillor and five others accused in murder of Brazilian radio journalist

On April 4, the Civil Police of the State of Goiás handed the Brazilian justice system the completed investigation of the murder of radio journalist Jefferson Pureza, who was killed in the city of Edealina on January 17 of this year. Read more »