Fabíola Ortiz is a Luso-Brazilian journalist reporting from Latin America region about international affairs, development and human rights. Idioms: Portuguese is her native language. Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish. Erasmus Mundus Master Journalism for Media and Globalization candidate.
Fabíola Ortiz is a Luso-Brazilian journalist reporting from Latin America region about international affairs, development and human rights.
Academic Background: Bachelor in Journalism, Social Communication and History.
Idioms: Portuguese is her native language. Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish.
Professional: 2015 Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists fellow. Report on the 70th United Nations General Assembly (September-November 2015) in New York, US.
Internship at the Department of Press & Communication at the OAS – Organization of American States in Washington DC, USA. June-August 2015.
Works as freelance independent journalist for international agencies and Brazilian press.
Fixer and local producer for international journalists and TV channels.
Worked in news edition on the desk at the international news agency AFP – Agence France Press, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013.
Correspondent in Rio de Janeiro as a multimedia journalist for the International Portuguese News Agency – LUSA, 2008.
Coverage of international conferences on climate change, sustainable development, food security.
Was twice finalist in Journalism Prizes.
Ortiz is currently developing an independent reporting project on how the use of Capoeira in the Democrat. Republic of Congo became a powerful tool to help demobilized children and adolescents from armed groups and victims of violence. Former child soldiers of rebel groups and girls victims of violence and forced recruitment receive classes on how to practice this genuinely Brazilian martial art.
She is partnered with the Brazilian photographer and videomaker Flavio Forner. Both intend to visit the hospital Heal Africa that takes care of women and girls former victims of violence and also visit the CTO CAJED for newly demobilized boys from rebel armed groups in the city of Goma, North Kivu province in the DRC. Those two places are UNICEF's partners.
Ortiz and Forner are media professionals dedicated to the coverage of social and human rights in hostile environments off the mainstream. They strongly believe the role independent journalism plays to promote public debate, encourage change and keep alive the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the agenda.
In-depth journalism is crucial to guarantee human, civil, and political rights. It is an important tool to ensure access to information of public interest.There is a need for groundbreaking and innovative storytelling approaches to report on conflict and trauma.
Information has a powerful role in defusing tension, reducing conflicts, and contributing to the healing process of traumatic events. Independent journalism may act as unifier in a polarized society and has a pivotal role in conflict prevention, management and resolution.
The duo shall gather human stories and display in an online multimedia platform. Ortiz and Forner are interested in learning how the practice of Capoeira can serve as an important tool for social integration and fight against violence in North Kivu.
There is a need for groundbreaking and innovative storytelling approaches to report on conflict and trauma. The use of responsible information has a pivotal role in conflict prevention, management and resolution.
Our independent reporting project aims to go beyond the business as usual traditional news piece. We want to qualify the discussion and engage local actors connecting the dots and being able to promote for an international audience.