brazilian journalism observatory

20190111 bjo edition #16 | read the previous edition

The struggle to discern truth from lie

Hey folks!
How are you in these first days of 2019? I'm fine but melting down in the humid summer of Rio Grande do Sul state. And observing the country melt as well. But ok, life goes on. See you next week.

Moreno Osório

| Here there is an analysis of the first ten days of Bolsonaro's term. "The first week show us that when [journalists] used traditional formats, as exclusives interviews and press conferences, it was difficult to discern the truth from the lie", wrote journalist Nereide Lacerda Beirão. | Mathew Ingram wrote in CJR (in English) about the Internet Archive effort to backup as many Brazilian websites as it can, "after a number of requests from those worried about the impact the new government of Jair Bolsonaro could have on certain kinds of information". | A piece from Slate (in English) about how Brazilian journalists have been preparing for the Bolsonaro era. | Natália Leal, from Lupa fact-checking agency, offers an interesting thought: we Brazilian still are free from some kind of misinformation, the transnational fake news, because we speak Portuguese. | A tool which facilitates collect news reports for research purposes. | It was launched today a newsletter that aims to analyze the federal Official Diary, the publication where acts of the Brazilian Government become public. Subscribe. | El País Brasil has launched a daily newsletter. |

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