Stories about Brazil from September, 2008
Brazil: The Brazilian behind the new twitter design
Did you know that the designer behind the new Twitter interface is Brazilian? Futuro.vc [pt] brings an exclusive interview with Vitor Lourenço. “One of the goals was to make the application more elegant and functional. We've made very small changes, which together makes the difference.”
Brazil: Bloggers’ magazine on democracy
The latest issue of blogger magazine Feed-se: Democracia, available in PDF for free download (in Portuguese), is a special edition on democracy, by Brazilian bloggers Nospheratt, Alex, Lu Monte and Lúcia Freitas.
Brazil: A million signatures against homophobia
Thiago Velloso [pt] publishes the banners for the 13th Gay Pride Rio, which takes place on October 12, and provides info regarding an online petition hosted by the No To Homophobia website in support to the bill that criminalizes homophobia in Brazil. “A million signatures is expected. Do your bit.”
Brazil: Who are the Brazilian bloggers
Who are the Brazilian bloggers? Pedro Cardoso [pt] and Tine Araújo [pt] are conducting a census [pt] to find out, among others, what academic and professional qualifications Brazilian bloggers have, their relationship with traditional media and their social habits, tools etc.
Brazil: Free download of books under CC license
The book Além das Redes de Colaboração (Beyond the Collaboration Networks, pt), a compilation of texts organized by professors Nelson Pretto and Sergio Amadeu, has been published by EDUFBA (Federal University of Bahia publisher) under a Creative Commons license and is now available for free download. “The book, which tackles...
Lusosphere: Saramago, 85 years, Nobel Laureate, Blogger
A week ago, the 1998 Nobel Prize winner for literature - the first and only Portuguese language writer - started his own blog: Saramago's Notebook, which he describes as his "infinite page on the Internet", has been welcomed by bloggers from many Portuguese speaking countries. But what does it take to become a blogger?
Brazil: Suspense as indigenous land rulings in limbo
Brazil's Supreme Court (STF) decided to postpone the decision about Raposa Serra do Sol land but will vote on another less complex demarcation case: the Pataxó Hã-Hã-Hãe people have been waiting for this decision for over 26 years. Meanwhile, bloggers comment on the fact that, for first time in the history of Brazil's Supreme Court, an indian lawyer defended her people. Watch the video.
YouTube Contest for aspiring journalists
As I had mentioned back in August, YouTube and The Pulitzer Center have launched Project: Report, a contest for aspiring journalists and now the full rules and instructions are up. The contest and awards are limited to participants who are legal residents of countries where YouTube is officially launched: Australia,...
Lula on the US ambassador’s expulsion: “Evo is right”
The New World Lusophone Sousaphone translates a comment on the expulsion of the American ambassador in Bolivia by Brazil’s President Lula da Silva: “If it is true that the U.S. ambassador was meeting with the opposition to Morales, then Morales was right to kick him out.”
Blogger of the Week: Daniel Duende Carvalho
This week's Blogger of the Week series takes us to Brasilia, Brazil, where Daniel Duende Carvalho, our Portuguese Translation Manager, opens his heart and talks about his blogging experience, his work online and what he thinks of the Portuguese speaking Brazilian blogopshere. Is living in Brazil all about lazing in the sun and attending loud parties? Juan Arellano finds out.
Brazil: An interesting piece of “digital” art on the wall
Joelma [pt] publishes a very interesting picture of a “digital” graffiti she found on a wall at a street nearby the office she works in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. It is worth a visit.
Brazil: Justice aims at Twitter and hits innocent bloggers
If the Brazilian Electoral Justice is not quite sure about what the Internet is, their latest blunder proves that Twitter is completely alien to them. When trying to take down a fake mayoral candidate's profile on the popular network, they managed to take offline a blog that had nothing to do with the story. Mind you: They could have taken down the whole Twitter website instead.
Brazil: Inventive censorship, and the case for anonymity
Bloggers debate the inventive Internet censorship strategy of using state level prosecutors and cybercrime allegations to immediately take down an informative website without the proper legal process
Brazil: A tatoo shows violence banalization
PE Body Count [pt] brings a picture which shows how much violence is amalgamated with daily life in Brazil.
Brazil: When the newspaper decides for the electorate
Daniel Florêncio [pt] can't believe a piece in a newspaper which states that, for the electorate of of Minas Gerais, Brazil, there is no doubt that a certain candidate is the best choice – and this was not an op-ed. “What the hell is this sentence there? Is the newspaper...
Brazil, Egypt: The first day of Ramadan
Barbrinha [pt], a Brazilian blogger living in Egypt, is writing a Ramadan diary. On fasting for non-muslin people, she says: “I fasted several times before I was converted, and it has always been my purpose to God, it was me and him and nobody else, I won't write here what...
Brazil: Guide to blogging in Portuguese
“So, do you want to have a blog? Are you starting your first blog? Are you still inexperienced in the roads od the blogosphere? Great – this is the guide for you!”, says Nospheratt [pt] on releasing a free download guide for blogging in Portuguese with 120 tips showing the...
Brazil: Useless newspapers
“Sorry. I do not want to look like a pedant. But after some time outside Brazil – and especially after a a time geting information about Brazil through the Internet – I can only lament the quality of Brazilian newspapers”, says Luiz Carlos Azenha [pt] pointing out mistakes to bias...