Bolsonaro Worries Loom Large at Abraji Conference

Brazilian journalists, especially investigative journalists, are trying to understand and cope better with increasing pressures, threats and President Jair Bolsonaro's confrontational style with the media. Those issues took front and center in Sao Paulo last week at the Association of Brazilian Investigative Journalists (Abraji’s) 14th Congress. Over the three days, journalists had the opportunity to learn new tools in various training workshops, 22 of them focused exclusively on data assisted reporting. About 1,200 people participated in the event, their largest gathering ever, which also featured 91 discussion panels and 187 speakers. Fifteen of those were international guests from countries as distant as Poland or as close as Venezuela, which shared their experiences and common concerns about the challenges journalism is facing today.

Source: Abraji

Posted on: July 3, 2019

Journalist Accused of Terrorism for Reporting

Brazilian journalist Felipe Oliveira has been accused of promoting terrorism after infiltrating a group of sympathizers of the Islamic State as part of a journalistic investigation. The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) reported that a judge accepted a complaint by the Federal Public Prosecutor's Office in Paraná in February 2018. In early 2016, Oliveira entered a virtual forum using a code name to investigate methods of the IS to recruit young people in Europe. He then began to communicate with members of Brazilian groups sympathetic to the IS. The investigation resulted in 2016 reports for Folha de S Paulo and for TV Globo's Fantástico program.

Source: Knight Center

Posted on: April 25, 2018

Abraji Convenes Muckrakers in Brazil

GIJN member organization ABRAJI, Brazil's Association of Investigative Journalism, holds its annual conference from June 29 to July 1 in São Paulo. The gathering will feature about 60 panels, seminars and workshops, with experts and journalists from Brazil, the United States, Argentina and Mexico. Topics include political coverage, corruption, funding independent journalism, data journalism and advanced reporting techniques. To find out more about the conference, click the ABRAJI source link below.

Source: ABRAJI

Posted on: May 24, 2017