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.
Latest posts by Fernanda Canofre
19 November 2015
Who's Afraid of Simone de Beauvoir? How a National Exam Had Millions of Brazilians Talking About Gender
Feminists celebrated the national university entrance exam as it asked people to write about the persistence of violence against women. It was a sad day for the trolls.
10 June 2015
The Movement of People Affected by Dams in Brazil has adopted a needlework technique used during Chile's dictatorship to deal with the abuses women experience around dam construction.
3 June 2015
"Greed prevailed over football’s mission of uniting people, taking down social barriers, waking passions. It is time for us to retake this social mission."
18 May 2015
Eduardo Cunha, leader of the lower house, spends around $2,600 per year maintaining net domains. Of his 288 addresses, 154 carry the name of Jesus Christ.
6 March 2015
A Brazilian institution claims Domingas Mendes doesn't fulfill the criteria to pursue higher education in Brazil as a 'quota student'. Is there a racial issue here?
5 March 2015
Ricardo Fraga’s right to protest has been legally suspended for the last 728 days. He cannot post or mention anything about the high-rise construction project that is changing his neighborhood.
18 February 2015
Ten years after she was raped, Viviane Teves publicized her struggle to move on. Trolls got a hold of her phone number and began to harass her on WhatsApp.
20 December 2014
Brazilian SBT channel has cut out scenes and changed dialogue in its rebroadcast of the Mexican telenovela “Sortilegio” in order to hide the romantic relationship between two male characters.
1 October 2014
American Actor Mark Ruffalo Retracts His Viral Endorsement of Brazilian Presidential Hopeful Over Gay Marriage
Marina Silva has learned not to disappoint Mark Ruffalo, who famously played the Hulk in the film "The Avengers," on marriage equality. You wouldn't like him when he's disappointed.
9 June 2014
Forty-three years after he went missing, five retired military officers will have to answer in court for the torture, disappearance and death of Deputy Rubens Paiva.
2 June 2014
In 111 tweets, A Minha Empregada (My Maid) exposes the social prejudice, racism and lack of empathy existing in Brazilian society, especially when it comes to attitude towards domestic workers.
27 May 2014
A police sketch posted on Facebook and a vicious online rumor ended with the lynching death of a 33-year-old housewife.
Paulo Malhães, a 76 year-old retired officer, was killed at his home in April. In March, he admitted torturing and murdering people during the country’s dark dictatorship period.
14 August 2013
Produced by a group of independent journalists, this documentary discusses the diversity within the recent protests in Fortaleza and several major Brazilian cities.
21 June 2013
A young man was killed after he was hit by a car in Ribeirao Preto and dozens were hurt in confrontations with the police in Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, and...
14 June 2013
Police are responding with teargas and violence as protesters crusade against the increase in public transportation fares during the fourth consecutive day of protests in Sao Paulo. The demonstrations are...
16 April 2013
While moving in to New Mutum Parana – a town built by the company Energia Sustentável to house Jirau’s engineers and officers – the river dwellers who were removed from...