Country/area: Brazil

Organisation: Record TV

Organisation size: Small

Cover letter:

Flávia Prado has been an investigative reporter at Record TV’s Special Reports Center since the beginning of last year. He spent 10 years at SBT, eight of them in the reporting and production of “Conexão Repórter” – the channel’s weekly program. Before that, she was a reporter for the Variety section of “Grupo Estado” and also a press officer at the Public Security Secretariat of the State of São Paulo. She has a degree in Journalism from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie and works, with more emphasis, in the areas of Human Rights and Public Security.

Description of portfolio:

Camera Record shows the story of someone who lives on 275 reais a month and doesn’t know if he’s going to eat the next day

The pandemic has made life worse for the poorest. In the last year, the number of brazilians living on 275 reais a month has jumped from 20 to more than 24 million. With this income, there is no guarantee that they will eat the next day, according to the study “Observatório das Metrópoles”. It is a portrait of the worsening hunger in the country. To show this drama up close, our reporters went to the three capitals where more families lost income and stopped eating three meals a day.

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