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Martina Medina is an independent journalist graduated from the School of Communication and Arts at USP. Her work focuses on traditional communities, gender, and the environment.
In 2020, Medina reported on school transportation in riverside communities in the Amazon, with the support of the Jeduca (Association of Education Journalists) call for proposals. The following year, she investigated Indigenous early childhood education in the pandemic in a school in Amazonas through the Early Childhood Reporting Fellowship of the Dart Center/Columbia University. After the report, the Manaus City Hall implemented improvements in the school portrayed. The articles were published in Jornal Joca, the only newspaper in Brazil aimed at children and teenagers, where she was editor for two years and currently collaborates as a freelancer.
Last year she mediated a panel on Indigenous education at the International Congress of Educational Journalism. This year she was awarded a grant by Alter Relevant Content and #Colabora, in partnership with the Heinrich Böll Foundation, a German non-profit political organization, to investigate the contamination of Indigenous territories by pesticides in Mato Grosso do Sul. The production of the report is in progress.
Currently, she is a collaborator in several press vehicles such as Editora MOL, Um Só Planeta, Época Negócios, and Mina Bem-Estar. With more than ten years of profession, she has already worked in the newsrooms of Band, UOL, Folha de S. Paulo, Abril, Trip, and Vida Simples.