Helena Dias

Helena Dias

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Helena Dias

Helena Bertho Dias is a co-founder and the editorial director of Revista AzMina, which is an independent feminist media project in Brazil, covering women right’s issues. Her work focuses on the topics of gender, feminism and human rights. Helena has a degree in Social Communication and Journalism from the University of Sao Paulo.

In 2019, because of a text that Helena wrote on abortion, her project AzMina received a lot of attention, criminal complaints and online harassment. AzMina is still being targeted on social media with threats, insults and hate campaigns. Due to AzMina´s work, there have been repeated attempts to hack their website.

As a fellow of the Berlin Scholarship Program, Helena participated in RSF´s workshop “Building Digital Security for Journalists” at the Internet Governance Forum 2020 and spoke about the topic of digital attacks against journalists in Brazil. At the Berlin Scholarship Program, Helena is learning how to protect herself better and provide more security for their project.

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