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· July, 2009

Stories about Brazil from July, 2009

30 July 2009

Brazil: Fighting for more recycling with the Electronic Waste Manifesto

In Brazil, a bill regarding the disposal of solid residuals has been amended to exclude electronic waste. As a first step to fight this change, an Electronic Waste Manifesto has...

22 July 2009

Democracy Video Challenge Winner Showcase

What is Democracy? That is the question more than 900 participants set out to answer through their videos, in response to the Democracy Video Challenge set up by the US...

Japan: Internet users in the world

18 July 2009

Brazil: Amnesty for illegal immigrants sparks hope and controversy

A new amnesty for illegal immigrants has just become law in Brazil, benefiting between 50,000 and 200,000 people. The hope is that the amnesty will bring at least better working...

16 July 2009

Brazil: Plaintiffs try to silence one of the country's leading journalists

Lúcio Flávio Pinto, a prized independent Brazilian journalist has been ordered by a court to pay US$15,000 approximately in damages to a powerful regional media group in a civil libel...

11 July 2009

Brazil: Digital mob demands the Senate President's resignation

Thousand of protests have taken place 'virtually' on social media networks, such as Twitter, demanding the resignation of the Senate President, José Sarney. But, when the mobilization goes offline, only...

4 July 2009

Brazil: “President Lula is a nerd”

After his speaking for the first time against the proposed Digital Crimes Bill, hugging Pirate Bay’s spokesman Peter Sunde, defending the use of open source software and inviting Internet users...

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