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Giovana Fleck

I'm a journalist from the extreme south of Brazil, currently living in New York City. I've worked as a reporter and video editor with the independent media focusing on narratives of social impact, especially those regarding woman's rights, indigenous causes, and the environment. Member of a woman's photo-collective called ‘Benedictas’ (@benedictasfotocoletivo).

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Four ways Brazilians turned to social media to question racism and corruption

With millions of tweets, Brazilians have a mixed impact on politics but show fervor for transparency, equality and anti-racism.

The untold plight of imprisoned women in Africa, the Americas, and Asia under the pandemic

"Not only are women at risk of contracting COVID-19, they are also exposed to an increased threat of sexual violence during the pandemic."

How indigenous peoples resist COVID-19 in South America

"In this struggle for life, which dates back to our ancestor's memory, we will continue to demand the fulfillment of our rights."

Are Romance languages becoming more gender neutral?

Each language is morphing in its own way -- and not everyone is happy about it.

Anti-fascist movements are re-emerging in Brazil to counter Bolsonaro

In 2020, anti-fascist demonstrations have emerged as a counter-offensive to recent protests organized by President Jair Bolsonaro's supporters.

Marielle Franco case remains under state police without federal interference, rules Brazil High Court

Marielle's family members and advocates have feared that moving the case to federal level would make it vulnerable to interference by President Jair Bolsonaro, whose family has links with the suspects in...

‘Invisible hands': How millions of domestic workers fare under COVID-19

"We are the invisible hands. Our work is not valued. We don’t exist for the families we serve nor do we exist for the state."

So-called anti-fascist files in Brazil expose the personal information of hundreds of people

One of the lists, which circulated on WhatsApp, doxxed people's personal information such as names, pictures, and addresses.

How this Brazilian police chief transformed her state's handling of femicides

She dropped a career in architecture to join the force -- and entered the police academy while pregnant.

Interview with The Intercept's Leandro Demori, whose team of reporters challenged Brazil's anti-corruption probe

Operation Car Wash put presidents, lobbyists and some of the most powerful businessmen in the country behind bars. Now, leaked messages show that its task force may have crossed lines.

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