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Kiratiana Freelon

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Kiratiana is journalist, author, blogger and entrepreneur. After graduating cum laude from Harvard University and winning the John Finley travel fellowship, she embarked upon a year-long round the world trip that changed her life. She is now living in Brazil and reporting from the country in the build up to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. She serves as the co-chair of the NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force. Follow her on twitter at @kiratiana and check out her portfolio

Latest Stories

At Brazil hackathon, female journalists create resources for covering 2016 Paralympic Games

Ahead of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janiero, female journalists worked to create prototype apps and infographics to improve understanding of athletes with disabilities.

Kiratiana Freelon | January 11, 2016

Brazil's Agência Pública fact-checks politicians with Truco platform

The nonprofit journalism outlet first launched the platform, named after a popular South American card game, for Brazil's 2014 presidential elections. Now they're tackling congress and the senate.

Kiratiana Freelon | October 06, 2015

Q&A with Stephanie Nolen: How The Globe and Mail's multimedia project tackles race in Brazil

The 8,000 word piece 'Brazil's Colour Bind' is available in both English and Portuguese, and includes archival images, data, photography and video. 

Kiratiana Freelon | August 24, 2015

Grassroots sources for journalists to start covering the 2016 Olympic Games now

Journalists around the world don’t have to wait until next year to start covering the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Follow these sources for the latest info on issues surrounding the global event.

Kiratiana Freelon | August 07, 2015

Brazil's latest reaction to racial attacks on social media shows evolution in media, society

After weather reporter Maria Júlia Coutinho experienced a racist attack on Facebook, the digital public and media organizations banned together to show support and demand greater equality. 

Kiratiana Freelon | July 29, 2015

How entrepreneurial journalism is taking off in Brazil

A look at the media startup scene in Brazil and what's causing it to spike now. 

Kiratiana Freelon | June 09, 2015

Instituto Mídia Étnica adds Afro-Brazilian perspective to media in Brazil

Director Paulo Rogério Nunes spoke with IJNet about the media company's goal to represent a group of people that make up more than half of Brazil's population. 

Kiratiana Freelon | May 13, 2015