Stories about Brazil from August, 2008
Brazil: Debating the online regulation for the elections
Rodrigo Savazoni is organizing a series [pt] of posts in answer to a comment by judge Ricardo Hermann regarding his article on Brazil's online regulations for the elections. “I must thank him for explaining his views publicly. The Brazilian judiciary is not very accountable for its acts. So, I greatly...
Brazil: On the verge of a civil war over indigenous land
While the world celebrates the rights of indigenous people this Indigenous Peoples Day, dispute over land in Brazil is bringing the country to the verge of a civil war.
Brazil: A campaign to give investors control over Amazon
Sérgio Coutinho [pt] blogs about an US video showing an Arkhos Biotech campaign to give international investors control over the Amazon rainforest. “It is impressive how the viewer's intelligence is underestimated in the name of personal wealth.” Visit the blog to see the video in English.
Brazil: Do your bit and don't wait for the media
Daniel Florêncio [pt] comments on the rallies demanding investigations into Gilmar Mendes, the president of the Brazilian Supreme Court, over allegations of corruption. “If you take part, take photos, make movies, talk to people who went there and write in your blog on the issue. Publish all the material and...
Brazil: The cost of the cybercrime bill
Sérgio Amadeu [pt] argues that the cybercrime bill proposed for Brazil will put DHCP protocol networks at risk because it enables free and anonymous surfing, the same for wireless networks which allow free public access. “(Senator) Azeredo will create a new cost for Brazil: the cost of digital communication”. Meanwhile...
Brazil: Blog is censored because of the elections
“Since yesterday this blog has been forbidden by a Electoral Justice Court's decision to make “comments about the upcoming elections (local elections 2008) with the aim to promote or denigrate candidates, including images or photographs.” The justice also ruled that we removed “all comments that somehow promote or criticise candidates,...
Brazil: A game as an election weapon
Marcos Palacios [pt] comments on a game part of a viral marketing campaign against one of the candidates for the mayor of Salvador (capital of Bahia, Brazil). “The little game is fun, but the question is: does it work as marketing for or against him?”