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Notes from the frontline: Journalism in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

Consuelo Dieguez, Piaui Magazine, and Daniela Pinheiro, former editor-in-chief of Época.
2:00pm, Wednesday 5 February 2020
E. P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College, Woodstock Road, Oxford

Consuelo Dieguez has been a reporter at Piauí Magazine since its inception in 2006. At the magazine, she writes long-form pieces with literary style and an investigative approach. She has written many profiles of figures in Brazilian business and politics, including president Jair Bolsonaro. Some were published in her 2014 book Bilhões e Lágrimas (Billions and Tears). She has been awarded prizes including the Prêmio Esso, Vladmir Herzog and Mulher Imprensa. One of her works was also shortlisted for the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award. Consuelo is a Reuters Institute Journalist Fellow sponsored by Anglo American.

Daniela Pinheiro is the first female journalist appointed as editor-in-chief for a weekly magazine in Brazil. A former Knight (JSK) Fellow in Journalism at Stanford University, she ran Epoca Magazine from February 2018 until September 2019, when she resigned along with three editors and four columnists after attacks from Bolsonaro's family. She is a four time winner of Brazil's Women in Press prize, and three times was awarded Brazilian journalism's most distinguished prize, the Comunique-se, as best print journalist in Brazil. Fluent in five languages, she is a frequent speaker at conferences about Journalism and Politics around the world. Daniela is a Reuters Institute Journalist Fellow sponsored by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.