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· September, 2011

Stories about Brazil from September, 2011

Brazil: Citizens Blame Governor for Police Charge on Teachers

Brazilian citizens used the hashtag #CidEspancaProfessores (Cid beats teachers) in solidarity with public school teachers who were beaten by the police on September 29. That day, a proposal of the...

Brazil: The Sexist Ad of Supermodel Gisele Bundchen

Thalita, from the blog Futepoca, comments [pt] on a lingerie advertisement featuring the Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen that has been object of intense discussion because of its alleged sexist content....

Brazil: Blogging Carnival in Defense of Abortion

The Brazilian blog Blogueiras Feministas (Feminist Bloggers) has selected [pt] a series of posts about the women's right to abortion following a blogging carnival that took place on September 28.

Brazil: The Tie of the Case Folha Versus Falha

It's a tie, says [pt] the journalist Luiz Carlos Azenha about the sentence of the case of the newspaper Folha de São Paulo versus the satirical blog Falha de São...

Brazil: The Real Value of Half Price Tickets

Even though there is a federal law in Brazil for half price tickets to cultural shows - as the greatest portion of the public can only afford half of the...

Update on Global Voices Mentorship: Meet the Activists

For over a month, ten Global Voices bloggers have been working with activists from ten different countries as mentors of members of the new Blogger Swarm initiative of Activista, the...

Video: Water Bottle Lights and Other Eco-Friendly Inventions

Solar lights and hot water heaters from plastic water bottles, houses made from trash and a way to do without plastic bags are some of the projects making reducing, reusing...

Global: Online Dialogue on Technology for Transparency

The Technology for Transparency Initiative, together with New Tactics in Human Rights, invites you to join an online dialogue on 'Using Technology to Promote Transparency'. Join us to discuss new...

Brazil: Defending Freedom of Religion

Rosângela Basso, of the blog Maria da Penha Neles, posts a series of pictures of a protest in defence of religious freedom in Rio de Janeiro. The blog Bule Voador...

Brazil: A Thousand Days for the World Cup 2014

It is already less than one thousand days for the next World Cup, in 2014 in Brazil, and Rodrigo Cárdia, from the blog Cão Uivador (Howling Dog) asks [pt] himself...

Brazil: Chained Teachers in the Freedom Square

Brazilian blogger Beto Mafra shared [pt] videos and pictures of a demonstration of public school teachers in the state of Minas Gerais who after 101 days of strike, have chained...

Brazil: University Campus Closed Due to a “Legalize” Party

The Rector of the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), Dirceu de Melo, ordered closing down the main campus on September 16, to prevent the First Festival of Cannabis...

Brazil: American Rapper uses classic samba cover without credit

American Rapper Curren$y is being criticized by Brazilian bloggers [pt] for using Cartola’s classic cover “Verde Que Te Quero Verde” for his new work without mentioning or giving credit to one of the...

Brazil: Floods Hit Santa Catarina State Again

Intense rains over the state of Santa Catarina in Brazil’s South Region have once again caused floods in several cities. Since September 8, floods, flash floods and landslides have hit...

Brazil: Mapping Online Art from the Streets of São Paulo

Arte Fora do Museu [Art outside the museum, pt] intends to map online art from the streets of São Paulo, Brazil. The project so far has mapped 100 “pieces” from...

Brazil: Does Crime Pay? The Truth About Reclusion Benefits

The Brazilian government’s initiative to offer a benefit to prisoners’ family members and dependents has sparked the debate in online citizen media because of a propaganda email chain against the...

Brazil: Road to World Cup and Olympics Paved with Forced Evictions

In the run up to Brazil's World Cup 2014 and Olympics 2016, thousands of people are being forcefully evicted from their homes to make room for office buildings, stadiums and...

Brazil: Amazon Defender Under Threats Requests Protection

The Brazilian rainforest defender Raimundo Belmiro urges the authorities for protection after death threats “for his activism against the destruction of the Amazon jungle”. The message is spreading in both...

Brazil: Launch of a Committee for the Palestinian State

Blogger and activist Emir Mourad posts a series of links [pt] about the launching event of the Palestinian State Committee in São Paulo, Brazil. The committee supports the recognition of...

About our Brazil coverage

Fernanda Canofre is the Brazil editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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