About

Name

ABRAJI

About the organisation

Abraji was founded in December 2002, few months after the television reporter Tim Lopes was murdered in Rio de Janeiro. Since the beginning, they have been inspired by the IRE and tried to develop activities designed to help journalists to a better job in a healthier environment.

Description of the organisation

Abraji was founded in December 2002, few months after the television reporter Tim Lopes was murdered in Rio de Janeiro. Since the beginning, they have been inspired by the IRE and tried to develop activities designed to help journalists to a better job in a healthier environment.
All Abraji projects fall in one of three main axis: freedom of the press, right to access public information and capacity building.
The organisation has worked since the foundation to get a freedom of information law passed in the Congress. This mission was accomplished in late 2011, and the text came into force in May 2012.
Abraji also organizes yearly the International Investigative Journalism Conference, an event that gathers around 900 people in São Paulo at the end of June. Furthermore, we offer different online courses for journalists and journalism students.
Finally, Abraji dedicates to promote the freedom of the press, advocating against judicial censorship and fighting violence against journalists.
The three axis are aligned with the ideal of improving the standards of Brazilian journalism and strengthening democracy.