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ARTICLE: Can journalism help Brazil’s drug problem?

How does news media gather social capital through investigative reporting? Can this capital be used against the deadly drug-related violence in Brazil? These questions were asked by Alice Baroni, of University of Rio de Janeiro, and Andrea Mayr, of Queen’s University Belfast, who analysed the “Os embaixadores do Narcosul” series, published by the Brazilian newspaper … Continued


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ARTICLE: Brazilian elites using the Fourth Estate discourse for their own benefit

Studies regarding media and politics in Latin America usually presume that the press naturally protects the interests of common citizens against corruption and political abuses. A new study by Afonso de Albuquerque of Fluminense Federal University, Brazil, looks at this issue from another point-of-view: the cases where the free press is actually conspiring against the … Continued