Founded in 1921, Folha has been, since the 80s, the best-selling newspaper in Brazil. The growth was based on the editorial principles of the Folha Project: pluralism, non-partisanship, critical journalism and independence.
Organised in daily thematic sections and supplements, it has a national circulation. It was the first communications vehicle in Brazil to adopt the role of ombudsman and to offer online content to its readers. In 1995, the online version of the newspaper, initially with the name Folha Online, became the first real-time newspaper in Portuguese. Its purpose is the creation, production and development of online journalistic content, in addition to services, with emphasis on interactivity.
Today, it publishes about 500 articles per day. Its commitment is to produce content on the internet with the same quality as Folha, following the editorial principles adopted by the newspaper: pluralism, non-partisanship, critical and independent journalism. With 19 news sections freely accessible on the internet, Folha.com counts 17 million unique visitors and 173 million page views per month.
Funded Innovation projects
This project will investigate a long worldwide shortage of penicillin, specifically the injectable form of the antibiotic Benzathine Penicillin G, looking at the causes & consequences for those who need this life-saving medication.
This data-driven project deals with land grabbing in Africa from two perspectives: top-down, by data analysis of the overall issue of large-scale land acquisitions; and bottom-up, by collecting stories and evidence from main actors.