Who we are

Brasil de Fato (BdF) is a news website and a radio agency founded on January 25, 2003. It currently holds local newspapers in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, São Paulo, Paraná, Pernambuco, Ceará, Bahia, Paraíba, Rio Grande do Norte, and Rio Grande do Sul.

BdF was initiated by popular movements that believe that democratizing the media is crucial for a more just and fraternal society. It contributes to debates of ideas and fact analyses from the vantage point of those who defend the need for social changes in our country.

The network’s first outlet was a national weekly printed paper launched at the World Social Forum 2003, in Porto Alegre, that circulated for almost 10 years. BdF’s website came right after with coverage of social struggles, along with interviews and news on politics, economy, human rights, and culture, all from a people’s perspective of cities, Brazil, and the world.

The regional branches started in May 2013 to come closer to readers and establish dialogues with local realities.

In 2014, BdF incorporated the radio agency News from Planalto (NP), which had 10 years in radio news production. Every piece by our radio agency is sent to stations all over the country and is made available on the website in text or audio. Our news pieces deal with politics, economics, human rights, daily life, culture, and the production of services.

Plural and diverse in its composition and focus, BdF gathers journalists, contributors, and social movements from Brazil and the world.

In addition to the website, the radio agency, and the printed versions, Brasil de Fato is on social media – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Flickr, SoundCloud, and Spotify.

All the contents of Brasil de Fato may be reproduced freely, provided that the material is reproduced in full and the source is cited.


Lúcio Centeno - [email protected]

Director of Journalism:
Nina Fideles - [email protected]

Newsroom and Networks:
Rodrigo Durão - [email protected]

Vivian Fernandes - [email protected]

Camila Salmázio - [email protected]

Marina Duarte - [email protected]

Special projects:
José Bruno Lima - [email protected]

Fernanda Targa - [email protected]

Information Technology:
Fabricio Cardoso - [email protected]

Sophia Miranda - [email protected]


Brasil de Fato MG has a state webpage (https://www.brasildefatomg.com.br/) and distributes a free printed edition in 46 cities. It also broadcasts a weekly show on the Radio Favela Autêntica (106,7 FM).

Editor-in-chief: Joana Tavares

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In Paraná, Brasil de Fato has a local website news (https://www.brasildefatopr.com.br/) and distributes free weekly papers in 26 cities. The Radio BdF PR broadcasts a weekly show on local stations and produces the radio Lula Livre.

Editor-in-chief: Pedro Carrano


Brasil de Fato PE holds a state page on our website (https://www.brasildefatope.com.br/), a free weekly newspaper distributed everywhere in the state, from beaches to hinterlands, and a radio program in Radio Clube 720 AM, in the city of Recife.

Editor-in-chief: Monyse Ravenna

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The first state tabloid to be released on May 1st, 2013, BdF RJ issues a free weekly newspaper, holds a weekly radio show, and keeps a state news website (https://www.brasildefatorj.com.br/) in our portal.

Editor-in-chief: Vivian Viríssimo

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