Agência de Jornalismo Investigativo

About us

Founded in 2011 by women reporters, Agência Pública is the first non-profit investigative news agency in Brazil. All of our reporting is grounded in rigorous fact-finding investigations and our uncompromising defense of human rights is at the core of everything we do.

We investigate the public administration, including all levels of government and congressional houses; the social and environmental impact of corporations and corrupt and anti-transparent practices; the efficacy, transparency, and equity of the justice system; and the violence against vulnerable communities in urban and rural areas.

We distribute our in-depth investigations in Portuguese, English and Spanish. In 2019 alone, our stories were republished by over a thousand news outlets in Brazil and in 23 different countries. Our work can be republished free of charge under a Creative Commons license. To republish or translate our work, see our guidelines – also available in Spanish.

Our reporting was recognized with over 50 national and international journalism awards. The awards include the Ibero-American Gabriel Garcia Márquez Award and the Premio Roche Award for Health Reporting, as well as some of the most well-renowned 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 Reporters Without Borders’ Freedom of the Press Award. In 2020, Pública was featured in a ranking by Jornalistas & Cia as the news agency with the most awards in Brazil.

In order to foster independent journalism, we also provide mentorship programs for journalists, offer micro-grants for reporting, organize discussions and events about journalism and support innovative projects.

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Pública sets itself apart by uniting social responsibility with independent and reliable journalism. Our mission is to produce investigative reporting and promote independent journalism in Latin America.


– Editorial independence.

– Promoting human rights and the right to information and improving the democratic debate.

– Investigative and innovative journalism, grounded in unbiased and cautious reporting and supported by primary sources.

– Gender equality.

– A cooperative environment that cultivates ethical and skilled journalists.


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