RAINFOREST INVESTIGATIONS FELLOW - THE INTERCEPT BRASIL, BRAZIL
Born and raised in the Amazon region, freelance reporter Hyury Potter writes about corruption and the environment from Brazil. He is the author of the Mined Amazon project, a real-time map published by InfoAmazonia that tracks illegal mining requests within Indigenous lands and protected areas. The project was supported in 2020 by the Amazon Rainforest Journalism Fund and the Pulitzer Center. In 2019, it won a Journalism Innovation Grant awarded by the International Center for Journalists and The Wall Street Journal.
A graduate of the Federal University of Pará, Potter has worked at the Deutsche Welle newsroom in Bonn, Germany, and at newspapers in the Brazilian states of Santa Catarina and Pará.