“Afrolis’ mission is to bring about change in the media ecosystem by bringing black and racialized professionals to the center of the discussion. Publicize the diversity of the realities of black and racialized people, especially women, as well as encourage their participation in the production of media content.
Afrolis is a digital information project that aims to change the perception of reality about black and racialized women in Portugal and around the world. With a newsroom led by black journalists and other historically racialized women, we propose to build a global social network that investigates stereotypical narratives about these communities, contrasting them with the stories they themselves produce.
We believe that multiplicities of viewpoints are fundamental to journalism and we work to ensure that black and racialized women are included and valued in all areas of the profession. For this reason, we want to bring the work developed by these professional women to the public space, so that they can enter the world of work without having to give up their specificities. We want to create a newsroom that embraces all the characteristics of these women and report with a focus on the diversity of us all.
We seek to tell stories in a transparent and accurate way, to give a platform to those who are often silenced in society. Our goal is to provide different narratives and perspectives about black women, gypsies and marginalized groups, so that they can see themselves represented in the media and their stories are told, avoiding sensationalist and oppressive discourses. To do this, we use different formats such as articles, podcasts, videocasts and audiodramas”.