U.S. Embassy and Abraji open enrollment for investigative journalism course

Starting in August, the eight-week course will be free and will feature Brazilian and foreign instructors

Brasília, July 19, 2023: The Embassy and Consulates of the United States in Brazil, in partnership with Abraji (Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism), are plesed to annouce the opening of registrations for the course Investigative journalism: from hypothesis to narrative construction. The international training aims to empower professionals and enhance all stages of the investigative journalism process .

Instructors include renowned journalists from Brazil and the United States and professors from U.S. and Brazilian universities:

  • Mark Lee Hunter | Story-based investigation
  • Alexandra Zayas | Fundamentals of Investigative Journalism
  • Juliana Dal Piva | Observation in investigative journalism
  • Mauri König | The planning of investigative reporting
  • Deborah Nelson | Ethics and Responsibility
  • Ela Stapley | Digital Security
  • Gisela Pérez de Acha | Relationship with sources
  • Guilherme Amado | Collaborative Investigations
  • Giannina Segnini | Data journalism
  • Breno Pires | The investigation of people
  • Flávio Ferreira | The investigation of companies
  • Katia Brembatti | Access to Information Law and the investigation of governments
  • Cecíllia Oliveira | Investigating public safety and violence
  • Andrew Lehren | How to work with documentation
  • Carol Pires | Investigative narratives (audio and video)
  • Consuelo Dieguez | Investigative narratives (text)

The course will be held from August 7 to September 29 and will be asynchronous, with a workload of three to four hours per week. All sessions with foreign instructors will be subtitled in Portuguese and participants will have access to consultation sessions with mentors.

The course is free, open to journalists, professors and communication students and registrations can be made until August 3 using this form.

For more information: cursos@abraji.org.br