Students selected

List released of the 20 young people chosen from among 400 applicants for the 2nd Journalism and Human Rights Course

List released of the 20 young people chosen from among 400 applicants for the 2nd Journalism and Human Rights Course List released of the 20 young people chosen from among 400 applicants for the 2nd Journalism and Human Rights Course

In total, 436 university students from 19 Brazilian states applied for the 2nd Journalism and Human Rights Course. The candidates represent more than 21 courses from nearly 100 universities across the country. Applications were open throughout the month of September. Last Saturday, October 3, in a meeting held at the São Paulo Union of Journalists, nearly 70 of them took a selection test to compete for one of the 20 places.

Before the test, the students attended a master class with Jessica Carvalho Morris, executive director of Conectas, on the role of journalists today in the coverage of human rights.

“Article 9 of the Code of Ethics for Brazilian journalists states that it is the duty of this profession to defend the principles expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Every reporter, therefore, needs to know what these rights are in order to denounce any violations,” explained Morris during the class.

See below the list of the 20 students selected by Conectas, the Oboré agency, Abraji (Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism) and Sinpro-SP (São Paulo Teachers Union):

Beatriz Atihe de Oliveira | Cásper Líbero – Journalism

Bianca Gomes de Carvalho | ESPM – Journalism

Felipe Minoru Sakamoto | Cásper Líbero – Journalism

Gabriela Beraldo Rodriguez| ESPM – Journalism

Gabriella Beira Fernandes Costa e Silva | IRI/USP – International Relations

Gabriely Souza de Araujo | ECA/USP – Journalism

Isabella Moreira de Avelar Alchorne | PUC-SP – Law

Karina Balan Julio | IA/UNICAMP – Mediology

Leonardo Capucci Manffré | FAAC/UNESP – Journalism

Letícia Alves Bueno Pereira | FD/USP – Law

Luan Ernesto Duarte | UniFIAAM-FAAM – Journalism

Lucas Arantes Barbieri | IRI/USP – International Relations

Maria Claudia Ferreira Barbaresco | EPPEN/UNIFESP – International Relations

Martin Egon Maitino | IRI/USP – International Relations

Pamela de Lima Vespoli | Cásper Líbero – Journalism

Philippe de Campos Thiers Watanabe | IA/UNICAMP – Mediology

Sara Baptista Martins | ECA/USP – Journalism

Suzana Corrêa Petropouleas | IE/UNICAMP – Economics

Tiago Aguiar Franco de Oliveira | ECA/USP – Journalism

Victor de Barros Labaki Agostinho | PUC-SP – Journalism

The 20 selected students will attend lectures and press conferences with experts throughout the months of October and November 2015. The course combines the reflective practice of journalistic coverage with the theoretical knowledge of the issues that will be addressed.

The course is one of the modules of the Reporter of the Future Project and it will benefit from the educational supervision of the journalist João Paulo Charleaux.


All the activities, with the exception of the selection meeting and the workshop on study methodologies, will take place at the offices of Conectas (Av. Paulista, 575 – 19th floor).

October 17 | 9 am to 2 pm

Journalism as a public good

Manuel Carlos Chaparro, journalist (four-time winner of the Esso Award), retired teacher and one of the creators of the new curriculum guidelines for journalism courses

October 24 | 9 am to 2 pm

What is the role of Brazil in the UN and the OAS?

Laura Waisbich, adviser to the Foreign Policy program at Conectas

November 7 | 9 am to 2 pm

Inside the Brazilian prison system: an inexhaustible source of violations and reports

Rafael Custódio, coordinator of the Justice program at Conectas

November 14 | 9 am to 1 pm

Immigration and asylum in Brazil

Camila Asano, coordinator of the Foreign Policy program at Conectas

November 14 | 2 pm to 5 pm

Study methodologies

Ausonia Donato, educator specialized in educational psychology

Location: Intercom – Av. Brigadeiro Luis Antonio, 2050 – São Paulo/SP

November 28 | 9 am to 2 pm

Intellectual property and access to medicines

Marcela Vieira, coordinator of the GTPI (Working Group on Intellectual Property)

December 5 | 9 am to 1 pm

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