Founded in 2011 by women reporters, Pública is the first nonprofit investigative journalism agency in Brazil. Our articles, in-depth investigations into topics chosen by the public, were republished with creative commons permissions by over 900 news outlets just last year.
All of our reporting is grounded in rigorous fact checking and carries as its underlying principle the uncompromising defense of human rights.
We investigate public administration, which includes all levels of government and congressional houses; the social and environmental impact of corporations and their corruption and anti-transparency practices; the justice system in terms of its efficacy, transparency, and equity; and the violence against vulnerable populations in urban and rural areas.
With the goal of fostering independent journalism, we also provide mentorship programs for journalists, award reporting micro-grants, lead discussions and events about journalism and support innovate projects.
Our journalism has received 48 awards, including the Latin-American Gabriel Garcia Márquez award and the Premio Roche Award for health reporting, as well as some of the most reputable awards in Brazil such as Prêmio Comunique-se, Troféu Mulher Imprensa and Prêmio Vladimir Herzog for Human Rights Reporting. In 2016, Agência Pública was the first Brazilian outlet ever to be nominated for the Freedom of the Press Award by international organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
Our work is made possible by over 1,000 readers who make monthly donations. Join this collective effort and become an ally of Agencia Publica: aliados.apublica.org
Pública sets itself apart through its social concern for independent journalism and information credibility. Our mission is to produce investigative reporting and promote independent journalism in Latin America.
The promotion of human rights, the right to information and the checking of democratic debate
Investigative and innovative journalism, with independent and balanced reporting based on primary sources
A cooperative environment that cultivates ethical, skilled journalists