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· May, 2008

Stories about Brazil from May, 2008

Brazil: Visible and Invisible Indians and Scoops

Brazilian Indians were in the spotlight of world media this week. From the images of an uncontacted tribe in the Amazon, to the enraged protest caught on camera against the...

Brazil: PeBodyCount joins Brazilian Disarmament Network

PEBodyCount blog [pt] is now officially a member of the “Brazilian Disarmament Network”, which brings together more than 40 entities. “The network will stimulate and strengthen the idea that carrying...

Brasil: Introducing the Bloguecast

Technology that brings people and generations together and censorship were among the themes of the first edition of Bloguecast, a podcast promoted by BlogueIsso [pt]. “The idea is to make...

Brazil: Struggling to deliver the deeper messages

“It's incredibly interesting to see how differently the same event can be reported. That was certainly the case last week when the Indians gathered to protest the building of dams...

Brazil: Can the Amazon problem be solved with new management?

Changing the command in a Brazilian Ministry used to be a domestic affair, but the resignation of the renowned rainforest defender Marina Silva from the Environmental Ministry has sparked global...

Saramago's reaction at the lauch of Blindness, the film

Bárbara Axt [pt] publishes a spot on video showing Jose Saramago‘s reaction just after watching Blindness, an adaptation of his book by Brazilian Fernando Meirelles, which was launched the Cannes...

Brazil: Promoting the country's fine art

Guilherme Montana [pt] starts a new series of posts about Brazilian fine art. “The first artist to be honored in this rudimentary humbly artifact of online publication is one that...

Brazil: Images of the ‘Invisible Indians’ in the Amazon

Altino Machado presents pictures [PT] of what could be the last isolated ethnic group in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest, the so called ‘Invisible Indians’. The pictures were taken from a...

Brazil: Investigating bloggers motivations

Raquel Recuero [pt] is investigating the Brazilian blogosphere to assert “the motivations that people have to “pass on” any particular piece of information and how those motivations influence the way...

Brazil: Making your blog speak tongues

Tiago Dória [pt] tips bloggers about Der Mundo, a multilingual publishing tool for blogs whose “idea is to follow a hybrid model in which machine and the readers themselves translate”....

Brazil: Brazilian Network of Virtual Memory

Marcos Palacios [pt] brings the news of a project that aims to automate and make available online collections of all national institutions which have a visual or textual heritage. “The...

Brazil: Rio carnival will have LGBT samba school

Arco-Íris de Amor [Love Raimbow], the first LGBT samba school, will parade Rio de Janeiro Carnival next year, according to Thiago Velloso [pt].

Brazil: The prohibited march that keeps marching

This year's edition of the Marijuana March was prohibited by courts in 9 capital cities across the country due to allegations of illegal promotion of drug use. The theme provoked...

Brazil: Are you watching PangeaDay?

Ricardo Jordão Magalhaes [pt] has a long and wonderful roundup of PangeaDay's the best moments. “Man, if you read my post all the way through, do your bit, band together,...

Musical instruments from around the world

Videos with interesting instruments from different corners of the world, including some made from recycled cans and plastic sodabottles, a record of how didgeridoos are made, and a Russian folk...

Brazil: Change yourself the media focus

Guilherme Felitti [pt] has some good tips for those who wish to take part of the Reporter Blogger [pt] experiment or want to experiment with Citizen Media. “Remember that, be...

Brazil: A chat about blogs and journalism

Mario Amaya [pt] talks about how the mainstream media has adapted itself to the Internet, transition from paper to digital, advantages of blogging, and the Brazilian blogosphere in preparation for...

Brazil and Orkut: made for each other?

Orkut, Google's experiment on Social Networking Services, is extremely popular in Brazil. More than 53% of Orkut users is Brazilian -- even more, if you take into account the Brazilian's...

Brazil: Lady bloggers meeting

Lucia Freitas [pt] is organizing a BlogCamp for Brazilian women bloggers. “Our idea is to bring together what I feel to be a ‘silent majority’ on the blogosphere, a while...

Brazil: WordPress amends T&Cs and avoids blanket ban

Renata Solano [pt] welcomes the news that the blogging platform WordPress has made a change on its Terms and Conditions in order to avoid a blanket ban in Brazil. The...

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Fernanda Canofre is the Brazil editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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