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· January, 2011

Stories about Brazil from January, 2011

30 January 2011

Brazil: Exclusive Internet Interview with the Founder of WikiLeaks

Brazilian netizens were invited to participate in an exclusive and collective interview with Julian Assange, founder and editor of the polemical WikiLeaks. Assange explains why he works with mainstream media...

29 January 2011

Brazil: Ministry of Culture abandons Creative Commons

Brazilian Minister of Culture's decision to remove a Creative Commons license from its website provoked all sorts of reactions on social networks and among bloggers. It is the first instance...

27 January 2011

Video: Sports of the World and Games People Play

Sticks, ducks, carcasses, horses, raiding and dancing all have one thing in common: they are all elements used in some of the world's national sports. Today's videos show us a...

25 January 2011

Latin American Presidents to Follow on Twitter

Brazil/Tunisia: Cartoons on the Tunisian Revolution

Brazil: Neo-Colonialism in Africa

Brazil: Micro Grants for Transparency Hackers

Brazil: Belo Monte Dam returns to the spotlight

The Brazilian government expressed its wish to start building the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in 2011. Immediately, a virtual mobilization against the project broke out. In spite of the...

24 January 2011

Brazil: Chief of Police assaults man on a wheelchair

Brazil: Salary increase for parliamentarians in discussion

As every end of the year, the Brazilian federal deputies legislated for themselves and approved another salary increase to approximately 52 times the minimum salary earned by most part of...

21 January 2011

Brazil: The Brazilian who invented the radio

Brazil: Any questions for Julian Assange?

Lusophone Culture: Buala “Giving Voice” to Contemporary African Cultures

They propose “to create new views, free from prejudice and colonial judgment,” of contemporary African cultures, and in an interview with Global Voices, Marta Lança and Francisca Bagulho talk about...

Brazil: Thousands on the street against price increase of the bus tickets

16 January 2011

Brazil: Flooding in the Mountainous Region of Rio de Janeiro Devastated Cities

The mountaineous region of Rio de Janeiro is suffering what is being considered Brazil’s most-deadly natural disaster: there are more than 500 fatal victims and countless people left homeless so...

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