Dec 292009

Brazil: God and the Devil In the Land of the Sun

The title is the name of a film by one of Brazil's leading film makers shot in the 60s and it somewhat summarizes the best and the worst of the country and these first days of my stay.

It has now been a little bit over one month that arrived in São Paulo, Brazil, where I will kick-start the fellowship which aims to train citizen journalists to cover poverty related issues and to see that the news stories they develop reaches the country's mainstream media.

On a personal level, at least I overcame some initial difficulties.

Jun 262009

Knight Orientation

This is the last day of training for the the Knight International Journalism Fellowship, with the International Center for Journalists.

These five days were highly demanding, but also extremely rewarding and offered invaluable information, vital to when I reach the ground in Brazil.