Mafalda de Avelar

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Mafalda de Avelar is Deputy Editor in chief of Lusa, the Portugal News Agency, where she started her career as a journalist almost 19 years ago.

With an international career, Mafalda de Avelar worked in the newsrooms of Folha de S.Paulo, Gazeta Mercantil and InvestNews, all these media based in Brazil, country where she was also a correspondent for the Portuguese newspaper “O Independente”.

In Portugal, she worked at Diário Económico and SIC Notícias. She was also a columnist for Expresso.

When she moved back from Rio Janeiro – before her new position in Lusa – Mafalda was responsible for a column on international matters for Correio da Manhã and collaborated with Folha de S.Paulo, VEJA Magazine and CMTV.

Mafalda is Alumni of the Nova SBE – School of Business and Economics and Johns Hopkins University (SAIS – School of Advance International Studies); taking a Phd in ICS, Lisbon University. Theme of her thesis: corruption.


Attracting and protecting the next generation of whistleblowers

Session in partnership with The Signals Foundation.

The first generation of whistleblowers was not protected. Many of them were either exiled, fired, or flooded with lawsuits. If the investigative journalism realm wants to welcome a new generation of whistleblowers, it needs to understand their motivations and their wish to be protected. Mafalda de Avelar will be the moderator of this session. Read […]

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