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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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Latest posts by Fernanda Canofre

27 October 2018

Brazilian journalists face hacking, doxxing and other threats as election draws near

Advox

141 cases of threats and violence against journalists have been registered during the coverage of 2018 elections.

2 October 2018

Brazilian women rise up against leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro

"This fight is about how we, as women, are occupying and reinventing politics."

20 September 2018

Will Brazil's forthcoming data protection law actually protect peoples’ privacy rights?

Advox

The president vetoed the creation of an independent authority that would oversee the law's implementation.

While some Brazilians tried to school Germans on Nazism, others apologized in shame

Were the Nazis socialists? A video posted by a German Consulate in Brazil has reignited discussion among Brazilians of this historical misconception.

10 September 2018

What an attack on a far-right presidential candidate means for Brazil politics

The attack was only the latest episode of a political drama plagued by violence and impunity.

14 August 2018

A Brazilian animation about drag queens is singled out, criticized on moral grounds

"If Super Drags is a cartoon for adults why is the Brazilian Paediatrics Society worrying itself?"

Facebook bans 196 pages in Brazil, attempting to rein in abuse and disinformation

Advox

Free Brazil Movement is accusing the platform of censoring right-wing groups.

15 May 2018

Interview with Rosaly Lopes, a Brazilian NASA astronomer and the first woman to edit the journal founded by Carl Sagan

Her great inspiration? Francis Northcutt, the astronomer who, in 1970, helped to calculate the return route of Apollo 13.

15 March 2018

City Councillor and Leading Rights Activist Shot Dead in Downtown Rio de Janeiro

Marielle Franco was the fifth most voted councilor for Rio's City Chamber. She was murdered after denouncing police violence in favelas. The crime is being investigated as an execution.

5 January 2018

A Photo Shows a Boy Watching New Year's Fireworks. Why Do Some Brazilians Assume He's Sad and Poor?

"The people looking at the picture are pre-conditioned to understand that the image of a black person is associated with poverty and abandonment...This pre-condition is structural racism..."

31 October 2017

After 121 Years, the First Indigenous Singer Performs at Brazil’s Teatro Amazonas

The theatre was built in the late 19th century with the wealth from rubber exploitation in the Amazon, which brought devastation for the indigenous communities in the forested region.

29 September 2017

If You Want To Understand Brazil, You Should Check out Its Memes

"Brazilians don't care if you don't understand their language and their jokes, they will talk to you — or Katy Perry, or Nicki Minaj — as if you were Brazilian”

22 August 2017

Is Rio de Janeiro at War? Its Residents Debate

A newspaper decided to create 'war pages' to cover Rio's rising violence numbers and cases. The decision raised questions if it does any good for Rio itself.

6 August 2017

A Retired Teacher and Granddaughter of Slaves Gives Her Personal Account of Racism in Modern Brazil

Diva Guimarães asked for the microphone during a literature festival and recounted her experience with how Brazil treats the black population. Video of her talk went viral.

4 August 2017

What Once Was the Main Slave Port in the Americas Is Now a World Heritage Site

The recognition forces Brazil to acknowledge a period of its history that it still struggles to fully confront.

6 July 2017

What's It Like to Live in a Brazilian Prison Cell? Cramped, Dirty, and Dangerous to Your Health

With the fourth largest prison population in the world, Brazil is facing a collapsed system that fails to prosecute appropriately and reintegrate people once they have been in jail.

13 June 2017

How a Case of Vigilante Tattoo Punishment Showcases Skepticism of Human Rights in Brazil

Two men tattooed "thief" and "scum" on a teen's forehead, thinking he had stolen a bicycle. The teen later told police he hadn't, but social media took the vigilantes' side.

30 March 2017

What Role Did Brazilian Mainstream Media Play in the Murder of a Teenage Girl? This Filmmaker Wants to Know.

"Eloá’s story is the story of many Brazilians. Brazil is the fifth country in the world in terms of the number of women killed..."

4 March 2017

In Uruguay, Where Abortion Is Legal, a Judge's Ruling Grants a Man the Right to Stop a Woman’s Decision

"It’s a moral regression for women, for we are again not masters of our own bodies. There's a law, but it’s not applicable for you."

13 January 2017

Old Misogynist Hatreds Fuel a New Year’s Massacre in Brazil

It's a disturbing notion, but much about the man who massacred 11 people on Jan. 1 is hardly unusual, when it comes to gender-based violence

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