Sofia da Palma Rodrigues is a Portuguese reporter, sometimes based in Lisbon, Portugal, other times based in Bissau, Guiné-Bissau.

She has a master’s degree in Science Communication and has been working as journalist in Europe, Africa and Latin America for the last ten years. She liked to straddle the worlds of journalism, documentary and academia, In 2014, she co-founded DIVERGENTE, a digital magazine of narrative journalism focused on investigative and immersive stories that bring new approaches to the way journalism has been done.

She is a board member of BAGABAGA STUDIOS – a co-op dedicated to the production, training and research on digital media and development.

Sofia da Palma Rodrigues

Basic information

Sofia da Palma Rodrigues
Editor-in-Chief and Investigative Reporter
Journalism, Documentary, Academia

Supported projects

The Non-voter Time Bomb

  • Politics
  • Social affairs

LISBOA - The non-voter time bomb is a data-driven journalism feature that profiles voter abstention across the European Union (EU) over the last 50 years and analyses it according to different demographic and socioeconomic indicators for each of the 27 member states.


Land of plenty, land of but a few

  • Agriculture
  • Economy

MAPUTO - “Land of plenty, land of but a few” is a web documentary and a data journalism investigation that tells the story of how the peasants who live in the Nacala Corridor, one of the most fertile and populated areas of Mozambique, have been heavily affected by the arrival of large agricultural investments. More about the story here.

Game On

  • Sport

Hundreds of African and South-American minors come to Europe each year searching for a better life and professional success in the El Dorado of European football leagues. In doing so they expose themselves to multimillionaire cross-national structures of power and quick profits.