Hyury Potter

fellow Rainforest Investigations Network

Hyury Potter has been a Rainforest Investigations Network fellow since 2021. He's a freelance reporter and writes from Brazil about corruption and the environment.

Born and raised in the Amazon region, Potter has worked at the Deutsche Welle newsroom in Bonn, Germany, and has investigations published in The Intercept Brazil, BBC Brazil, and Mongabay. 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.

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