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17 week Accelerator Brazil Latin America

Be a woman leader: get your big pants on!

By on April 24, 2018

“How do you deal with your emotions? Do you have an option? Yes. We do not control how others act, how our partners act. We can only control how we respond to situations, control our behavior,” Brigette Iarrusso, a mentor in coaching at UC Berkeley, explained at the beginning of…


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17 week Accelerator Brazil Latin America

Good leaders also learn not to always have a script

By on April 24, 2018

As part of the second face-to-face week of the New Ventures Lab in Sao Paulo, we were fortunate to have two wonderful mentors: Mona Thompson & Shara Tonn, co-founders and members of COLLECTIVE CAPITAL, a company that works with teams and organizations helping to create a culture of innovation…


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Brazil Investigative Journalism

Chicas Poderosas Hackathon creates solutions for disinformation in an electoral year in Brazil.

By on April 2, 2018

On March 8 and 9 in São Paulo, we gathered genius minds from developers, designers, and digital journalists to launch a challenge: How to educate readers and readers to reflect on what they share, and citizens to reflect on who gets their vote in elections?

The event brought together some…


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Brazil Investigative Journalism

Chicas Investigative: three-day meeting on Inclusion, Citizenship and Gender in Brazil.

By on April 2, 2018

In 2018, Chicas Poderosas has begun promoting spaces related to investigative-journalism practices and fact-checking methodologies. Therefore, following the steps of the chapter in Colombia and its project El Poder de Elegir, we decided to repeat the same experience in Brazil. That is how we organized a three-day meeting on…


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Costa Rica Investigative Journalism Latin America

No power is above yours: Chicas Poderosas Pura Vida

By on March 21, 2018

Date: March 21, 22 and 23, 2018

Hours: 12md to 1:20 p.m.

Platform: Zoom

In the framework of the upcoming presidential elections in Costa Rica, Chicas Poderosas Pura Vida offers three virtual and free classes on data verification (fact-checking) on ​​March 21, 22 and 23, from 12 to 1:20 pm.

During 3 sessions…


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Brazil Investigative Journalism

Our event about inclusion, citizenship and gender in Brazil.

By on March 19, 2018

During the 8th, 9th and 10th of March, Chicas Poderosas organized an open-door event focusing on inclusion, citizenship and gender in Brazil. We looked at how to fact-check in Brazil and in Latin America in 2018, how to determine the veracity of information, and what is behind the data.

Among…


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17 week Accelerator Brazil

Ajuri: a news agency that does fact-checking from the perspective of the Amazon.

By on March 19, 2018

The Ajuri Agency is a project that is underway in Manaus, Brazil, capital of Amazonas state.

The general director of the team is Jéssica Botelho, journalist and researcher. Her teammates are Polyandra Batista, who has experience in technology and design; Agda Sales, who works in public relations for the agency;…


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Colombia Uncategorized

El Poder de Elegir: the collaborative fact-checking project, from Colombia to Latin America

By on March 10, 2018

The problem of misinformation and the impact on citizens’ decision-making

On average, a person spends 455 minutes of their day consuming large amounts of information on social networks. According to Colombia’s Ministry of Technology and Telecommunications, 60% of Colombians regularly use WhatsApp. In Colombia, the results of the plebiscite presented…


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Colombia Investigative Journalism Latin America

Chicas Poderosas Colombia: they did it again this time with Facebook & Consejo de Redacción

By on March 7, 2018

Why is it important to check and verify information in a regional and local context?
Information is a tool of power, with which you can contribute to the construction of more or less equitable relationships. In this sense, it is important to generate channels of access to information that allow…


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Brazil Latin America

Brazilian independent journalism business models

By on March 3, 2018

This week we bring to you real-case scenarios of Brazilian independent journalism business models. During the New Ventures Lab, we started a discussion about different, innovative ways to make independent media sustainable. We brought to the table amazing examples in Brazil such as Brio, JOTA, Mamilos Podcast and Meio….

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