The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Talking circle: Challenges of journalistic coverage on climate justice

The Open Knowledge Brasil will run a talking circle about the challenges of journalistic coverage of climate justice. The session will hold during Coda Amazônia on Marajó Island, in Pará, with local journalists who conduct investigations related to climate justice, territorial conflicts, and environmental crimes.

Duration:  2 hours

In this discussion, two experienced investigative journalists will share their tactics to overcome challenges in producing great stories about climate justice, such as the lack of data and transparency from public bodies and the influence of prominent businessmen in land conflicts and illegal mining.

As a result of the conversation, a guide will be produced with practical tips on planning and initiating local climate justice investigations.

Coda Amazônia takes place between 31 August and 1 September in Belém (Pará) and on 2 September on Marajó Island, also in the state of Pará. The Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI) will be present at five activities.

Registration can be done here until 25 August.

Wellington Frazão

A journalist, popular communicator, coordinator of Belém's community media Periferia em Foco and master's student in communication (UFPA). In 2021/2022, Periferia em Foco was part of a national popular communication project for the newspaper O Estado de São Paulo (Estadão), where he showed Brazil the potential of the periphery of the Pará Amazon.

Rafael Moro

A special reporter for Sumaúma in Brasília. He was a contributor to media outlets such as Revista Piauí, Valor Econômico, UOL, Agência Pública and Folha de S. Paulo. One of the reporters of the Vaza Jato series.


  • 2 September 2023 17.30–19.30 Brasilia Standard Time - BRT (GMT-3)
Brasilia Standard Time - BRT (GMT-3)