Data Fixers2022-2023

Land grabbing is often linked to illegal deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest. Investigating these crimes in Brazil requires multiple databases spread among dozens of agencies and several government branches. Data is often delayed or even denied due to privacy laws. Data Fixers will get and organize these records and write stories with them, partnering with news outlets in Brazil and abroad. The data will also be made available to other journalists and researchers in two online platforms, Aleph, designed by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), and Google Pinpoint collections. A newsletter will also share insights about the data in Portuguese and English.

The Team