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.
Posted on: July 3, 2019