Stories about Brazil from September, 2009
The poorest and most excluded population of Brazil have increasingly more access to the Internet through Local Area Networks. But, has the digital inclusion promoted by lan houses across the country affected human development in Brazil?
With the new electoral reform in Brazil, the individual Internet user is now obliged to behave as a media entrepreneur, unable to analyse candidates' positions and losing the right to freedom of expression.
As the winners of the 2009 Democracy Now Challenge enjoy their reward in the USA, the submission period for the 2010 edition of the contest is opened to allow people from all over the world to complete the phrase "Democracy is..." in a video.
Following the discussions on racism brought up a few weeks ago with the story of a black man accused of stealing his own luxury car, Diego Casaes highlights other cases and bloggers' takes on racial discrimination.
Heavy rains killed at least 11 people in Brazil, injured hundreds and made thousand homeless in the past week. Citizen photographers have registered the wreckage across the country.
A black man was assaulted in a supermarket car park in São Paulo when security guards accused him of planning to steal his own car, fuelling a debate by bloggers about the myth of Brazil as a racial democracy.