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· October, 2013

Stories about Brazil from October, 2013

Negahamburguer's Street Art Raises the Self-Esteem of Brazilian Women

Artist Negahamburguer works to spread messages of love in São Paulo for women that live in conflict with themselves because of their bodies.

Documentary Explores 90s Rap Culture in Sao Paulo

Through interviews and archival footage, the documentary “Sabotage Nós” (We Sabotage), available to watch online, presents important moments of Sao Paulo's rap music in the 90s. The film tells the...

100% Bolivian: Video of Life as a Migrant in São Paulo

A mini-documentary produced by our partner Agência Pública, shows the life of a second generation Bolivian migrant in the centre of São Paulo.

International Organizations Call for a Swift Adoption of Marco Civil in Brazil

‘Internet Needs an Uncompromising “Marco Civil” in Brazil!‘, state international organizations that advocate for free speech and freedoms online in an open letter released on October 28, 2013 (on the eve of...

This Weekend at Developing Latin America 2013 Apps Challenge (Part II)

This past weekend has been very productive for Developing Latin America Apps Challenge. Here we bring you the second part of the compendium of what happened.

Brazilian Police Seize Activists’ ‘Subversive’ Books

"The warrant makes it clear that police are investigating the political organizations that are somehow embedded in this year's protests, trying to identify (read: forge) a conspiracy."

16 Books on Latin American Street Art

In Latin America, street art is of major cultural relevance. The region’s traditions of social movements and revolution have allowed the form to give voice to otherwise unheard sectors of...

WhatsApp Sex Tape in Brazil Prompts Internet Meme Blaming Victim

A 19-year-old is the latest victim of a private sex tape going public without consent. The incident has sparked a debate about women's sexual liberty in Brazil.

Free Expression, Right to Information Focus of Blog Action Day Brazil

Online censorship and police repression on the streets are problems yet to be overcome in Brazil, bloggers wrote.

Brazil and Germany Debate ‘Democracy in the Digital Era’

Experts and scholars from Germany and Brazil will get together at a symposium to discuss Democracy in the Digital Era [pt] from October 17 to 18, 2013 in Salvador, the capital...

“What Comb Do You Use?”: Documentary Tackles Race and Hair In Brazil

“Rebellious”, “bad”, “like steel wool”: these are some of the pejorative terms are used to describe the hair of Brazil's Afro-descendants. Those who've been at the receiving end of racist...

GV Face: Fighting for an Open Internet in Brazil

This week on GV Face, we talk with Brazil author Raphael Tsavkko, Internet policy expert Carolina Rossini and Joana Varon, an author of Brazil's Marco Civil da Internet bill.

Re-Imagining Lusophony and Decolonizing the Mind

The Fourth International Congress in Cultural Studies – Colonialisms, Post-colonialisms and Lusophonies has a call for paper submissions open until October 15, 2013 November 15, 2013 [deadline has been extended]: To demystify, to dehierarchize,...

VIDEO: Lend Your Voice to a Dead Poet

A project by Brazilian poetry magazine Modo de Usar & Co. [pt] invites poetry lovers from around the world to read out loud their favorite authors and submit the footage of their...

From Brazil to the World: the Marco Civil and Internet Governance

The path that Brazil is taking towards the development of digital policies and Internet governance could serve as the model for the rest of the world.

Brazil's Cyberculture Has a New Book

A new book on cyberactivism and mobilization on social networks, @ Internet e # Rua (The Internet and the Street) [pt] has been launched in Brazil.  The authors, cyber activists and scholars Fabio Malini...

‘Enough Forced Evictions!': Amnesty International Takes On Brazil World Cup Construction

As a result of infrastructure improvements ahead of the World Cup and Olympics, thousands of families are being forcefully evicted in Rio de Janeiro.

‘Mainstream Media Isn't Enough': The Rise of Brazilian Media Collective Nigeria

Pedro Rocha of media collective Coletivo Nigéria tells about the experience producing the documentary "Vandalism" about Brazil's Vinegar Revolt protests earlier this year.

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


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