2021 PERSEPHONE MIEL FELLOW
Laís Martins is a Brazilian journalist based between São Paulo and Amsterdam, where she obtained her master's degree in political communication. She has worked as a reporter for Reuters in Brazil and now freelances for Brazilian and international news outlets.
Her work focuses on human rights, politics, society, and technology, with a special interest in online extremism. She has dedicated part of her coverage to the effects of increased gun circulation in Brazil as a result of President Jair Bolsonaro’s policies toward the topic.