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· December, 2009

Stories about Brazil from December, 2009

29 December 2009

Brazil: Interpreting songs into Brazilian Sign Language

Brazil: New Year's Eve fashion in São Paulo

Brazil: 100-year-old grandma realises parachute dream

It is never too late to achieve a dream, and a Brazilian granny has proved the cliché true. At the age of 100, she enjoys dancing, swimming, running, playing volleyball,...

27 December 2009

Global: Tweeting for #Gaza

In honor of the one-year anniversary of Israel's attacks on Gaza in December 2008, a number of activists have planned a targeted "tweet for Gaza" campaign on Twitter. Jillian C....

26 December 2009

Brazil: Bloggers lament urban forest fires

After fires ravaged the world's largest urban forest in Rio de Janeiro this September, bloggers document, reflect and mobilise in equal measure.

12 December 2009

Brazil: Police violence on National Anti-Corruption Day

Technology for Transparency Network

Violence broke out during a demonstration against the latest bribery scandal. Meanwhile, in the run up to Christmas, Panettones have become the iconic image of anti-corruption protests in the country.

8 December 2009

Brazil: Call for a boycott of the country's biggest newspaper

Brazilian bloggers have gathered in protest against what they call Coupist Press Party, at the same time they call for people to stop buying, reading or commenting and instead to...

4 December 2009

Portuguese-speaking bloggers on World Aids Day '09

This World Aids Day Lusophone bloggers in different parts of the world reflect on the suffering caused by the human immunodeficiency virus.

2 December 2009

Brazil: Hacking for transparency and the right to information

Technology for Transparency Network

Brazilians have started to debate their 'Right to Information'. While a bill has been introduced in the congress, cyberactivists are hacking their way toward enforcing transparency and access to public...