2021, 2022 RAINFOREST INVESTIGATIONS FELLOW (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.
In 2022, he started his second year as an RIN fellow. In 2021, he published investigations about illegal mining and clandestine airfields in collaboration with outlets in the U.S. and Belgium. He has previously worked for Deutsche Welle Brazil, in Bonn, Germany, and several other newsrooms in Brazil.