Midia Ninja is a collective of citizen journalists that got its start in 2013, during the first wave of protests against President Dilma Rousseff's government noted in our reportIt now has more than 630,000 followers on Facebook, and publishes in seven languages. The name Ninja is a Portuguese-language acronym for Independent Narratives, Journalism and Action.

Agencia Publica is a non-profit investigative journalism organisation based in Sao Paolo whose reporting is often republished by other outlets, including Al Jazeera. It belongs to the public, and its stories often look at the defence of human rights or acts of violence by agents of the state. Publica practises transparency. Its website includes details explaining how it is funded and who its partners are.

Then there is Fluxo, created in 2014 by Bruno Turturra, who had earlier set up Midia Ninja. Operating mostly from Sao Paulo, Fluxo is about long-form reportage, whether it is video, audio or text. It relies on its audience for news stories as well as its funding.

Source: Al Jazeera