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Fernanda Canofre

Journalist, with a master’s degree in History, was born in a crossing land in the southern part of Brazil. While wanders around, uses reporting as an alibi to listen and to tell stories about all types of people, in all types of media.

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A new book honors female resistance during Brazil's 21-year dictatorship

A new book brings together 15 profiles of women who had leading roles in the resistance against the 1964 military dictatorship in Brazil.

President Bolsonaro flooded with questions on social media about unexplained deposits into his wife's bank account

Why, a reporter asked the Brazilian president, was nearly US$16,000 deposited into the bank account of Bolsonaro's wife, Michelle, by their long-time acquaintance Fabrício Queiroz?

In the wake of Black Lives Matter's protests, death of black 5-year-old becomes symbol of Brazil's racism and inequality

Miguel plunged from the ninth floor of a building while under the care of his mother’s white employer

Not just a number: Online memorial honors Brazil's COVID-19 victims

"After a while, those numbers start to lose their meaning, they become something like a clock, a warning, anything but people. And we start to become desensitized."

COVID-19 spells disaster for Brazil's overcrowded prisons as first inmate death recorded

The country has over 750,000 people living in prisons. It's the third-largest prison population worldwide, coming behind the US and China.

From Brazil to Kosovo to the Philippines, confined citizens protest from their windows

People all over the world have been banging pots and pans to attract the attention of politicians and decision-makers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Twitter urged to take action against harassment of female reporter in Brazil

The smear campaign against Folha de S. Paulo journalist Patrícia Campos Mello is one of several cases of harassment against reporters that have taken place recently in Brazil.

Jair Bolsonaro's government calls Oscar nominee ‘anti-Brazil militant’

Petra Costa tells the story of the divisive events surrounding the impeachment of former president Dilma Rousseff in 2016, while delving into the recent history of Brazil's young democracy.

‘Where it hurts': A Brazilian online campaign raises awareness about abuse by health professionals

A popular hashtag on the Brazilian internet gathers stories of sexual orientation discrimination, body shaming, and sexual and physical assault in the consultation room.

On Twitter, this Brazilian writer illuminates stories from black history

Ale Santos became a Brazilian internet sensation by chronicling little-known historical events and characters on Twitter threads.

‘Brazil might not be a dictatorship, but it's not a democracy either,’ says Brazilian journalist

Mário Magalhães wrote a book about 2018, the year that changed Brazil forever.

The only two black coaches in Brazil's top-tier football league take a stand against racism

A statement by coach Roger Machado went viral on Brazilian social media.

Altamira: the Amazonian city enduring forest fires, prison violence, and anti-indigenous threats

Brazil's champion city in deforestation is also one of its most violent

An effect of rising deforestation in Brazil, Amazon fires turn into a global crisis

Besides Jair Bolsonaro's policies, experts point to deforestation, seasonal burnings, lack of funding and inspection as the main causes to a record-breaking year in number of wild fires.

A Brazilian journalist uses deepfake to make political satire

"They are not made to forge a reality, but a certain situation, with humour and in a critical way."

Record sales, empty seats: The dark paradox behind this year's Copa America football tournament

Expensive tickets have ensured hefty profits for football federations while excluding most South American fans from enjoying the sport they love.

Bolsonaro's new gun decree could put reporters in danger, says journalism association

"With the stroke of a pen, Bolsonaro transformed reporters into targets of criminals."

Brazilian indigenous people buy shares in railway company to denounce its failed environmental obligations

Their shareholders' goal isn't to profit, but to have their voices heard by the company's investors.

A Brazilian funk DJ was sentenced to prison, but many believe his musical genre made him a target

"I think the racial issue, and the issue of inequality and historical prejudice, are all implicit in those charges."

‘Who ordered the killing of Marielle Franco?,’ Brazil asks a year after the councilwoman's murder

"Who ordered the president's neighbor to kill Marielle?"

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