Brazilian newspaper owner shot dead

The owner of a Brazilian news weekly known for exposing corruption in local government was killed near his home outside of Rio De Janeiro on Feb. 13. Pedro Palma, the owner and editor of the local newspaper...

Brazilian journalist in coma after explosive attack

A video journalist is in a coma after becoming injured at a protest in Rio de Janeiro where he was hit with an explosive device. Ilídio Andrade, cameraman for the television network Bandeirantes was...

Brazil’s press freedom

“Operation September 7” was a countrywide protest in Brazil this year, meant to voice discontent with public governance and heath and education services. Riots broke out in more than 150 cities; both...

Ebay founder to fund watchdog journalism

The founder of eBay announced on Oct. 16 he will create a news outlet to promote independent journalism. Moving to engaged philanthropy, Pierre Omidyar plans to sink millions into a new investigative media...