Tsavkko Garcia, Raphael
Publication year: 2021

After an evening shift at the hospital in the southeast Brazilian city of Ferraz de Vasconcelos, Renan Rocha, a nurse, left the bar he’d gone to with friends and disappeared. One day later, the Facebook page Ferraz Notícia reported that Rocha’s body had been found; the post gave condolences to his family. A month after Rocha’s disappearance and death, the same page reported on November 9 that two brothers had a fatal knife fight in one of the city’s neighborhoods, leaving one brother dead. Other posts on the Facebook page that month included reports of bikes being stolen and found, and a list of who to vote for in the upcoming mid-November local elections.

Ferraz Notícia is one of the countless Facebook pages dedicated to reporting news in Brazil, especially in smaller cities, which are underserved by traditional outlets and often do not have a single newspaper.

Full article at Study Hall’s page. Date of publication: 17/02/2021.

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