South America

Brazil Police Say Gang Leader Likely Ordered Killing of Phillips, Pereira

"Brazil's federal police said on Monday they had a "strong conviction" a gang leader known as "Colombia" ordered the brutal murders of British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, killed in the Amazon rainforest last June."

Source: Reuters, 01/24/2023
February 15, 2023

DEADLINE: Indigenous Community Media Fund

Cultural Survival's funding of $6,000-$12,000 provides opportunities for Indigenous community radio stations and media outlets to strengthen their broadcast infrastructure and systems while providing training opportunities to their community journalists. Apply by Feb 15, 2023.

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January 31, 2023

DEADLINE: Rest of World Photography Contest

Submit a single image made within the last three years showing how technology impacts you and your communities. Open to photographers of any skill level, living and working in the non-Western world. First-place winner receives $1,000; second-place $500; third-place $250. Deadline is Jan 31, 2023.

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Lula’s First Pro-Environment Acts Protect Indigenous People And The Amazon

"In the first day of his third mandate as Brazil’s president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, issued measures to protect the Amazon and Indigenous people, acts highly celebrated by environmentalists and activists as a reversal of an anti-environment-and-Indigenous era from predecessor Jair Bolsonaro."

Source: Mongabay, 01/05/2023
February 2, 2023

Webinar: How To Cover Infrastructure

The first of Mongabay's 2023 webinars will feature expert panelists who have reported on, studied and worked on issues related to infrastructure development and its impacts on the environment and local communities. The webinar will focus on regions such as Southeast Asia and Latin America. 7pm ET.



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