Hello there! This is Natalia Viana writing from my office in Vila Madalena, a bohemian neighbourhood in São Paulo, Brazil. I’ve been an investigative journalist from over 8 years and, after living in UK (where I took an MA in Radiojournalism), I am back in Brazil. Here I have gathered with a very special group of (idealistic) journalists in a cooperative that will champion independent journalism in my country. This is my first day at the office. It is, actually, the first day of the office, the very beginning of the Jovelina Collective. Now that you know a bit of me, I can say that this blog will be a mix of things, really: a bit of journalism, a bit of opinion, stories I am working on, anecdotes about my country. And of course, I’ll keep you posted on the progress of our collective – a unique initiative that hopefully will bear great fruits. Hope you enjoy!