Publica is the first not-for-profit investigative journalism center in Brazil. Founded by a team of women journalists, it aims to bring journalism back to its essence: public service.

While Brazil is seeking a proeminent role in the international arena, we feel that good journalism should be encouraged to monitor our govenments and the powers that be. Good, non-partisan investigative journalism without any ideological interference is essencial to strengthen our democracy. That’s what Publica will do.

Like many successful investigative centers worldwide such as Propublica, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and the  Chilean Centro de Investigación Periodística, Publica will partner up with national and international media outlets, organizations, and independent journalists to be able to produce long and short-term investigative projects in Brazil.

The reporters that formed Publica – Marina Amaral, Natalia Viana and Tatiana Merlino – have amongst them six of the most prestigious national award for Human Rights Reporting, and a Woman Press Award for online reporting.

The word Publica, in Portuguese, is a feminine adjective. It means everything that belongs to the public.



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