About Hyury Potter

Born and raised in the Amazon region, Hyury Potter is an investigative reporter based in Brazil, currently writing for Reporter Brasil newsroom, as fellow of the Rainforest Investigations Network, of the Pulitzer Center.

He is the author of the Amazônia Minada project (@amazonia_minada), a real-time map published by InfoAmazonia that tracks illegal mining requests within indigenous lands and protected areas.

It’s his second year as a RIN fellow. In 2021, he published investigations about illegal mining and clandestine airfields in collaboration with outlets in the USA and Belgium. He previously worked for Deutsche Welle Brazil, in Bonn (Germany), and several newsrooms in Brazil.

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