· January, 2012

Stories about Brazil from January, 2012

Global Voices in Dutch Looks Back on 2011

  11 January 2012

While the year 2012 is already well on its way, the translators of Global Voices in Dutch look back on 2011. Which posts stood out and what makes Global Voices so special?

Brazil: Murder of Indigenous Child Provokes Reactions

  10 January 2012

The murder of an indigenous Awá-Gwajá child, allegedly burnt alive by loggers in the state of Maranhao, Brazil, has caused outrage throughout the Internet, as well as disbelief by many in the face of such cruelty. Raphael Tsavkko Garcia reports.

Brazil: Domestic Work in Transition

  5 January 2012

Brazilian society is seeing a transition in domestic work, a type of employment that is deeply connected to issues such as social inclusion, bad work conditions, social hierarchies, gender inequalities and empowerment. Catch a glimpse of this debate.

Brazil: Military Police Strike and Looting Cause Panic in Fortaleza

  3 January 2012

On the eve of the New Year's festivities, the population in the state of Ceará, Brazil, was taken by surprise with a strike by the military police and firefighters. Propagating both facts and rumors surrounding the violence, the hashtag #CaosEmFortaleza (ChaosInFortaleza) has brought together general grumbling, formal complaints, ironic musings and misinformation on the social and political atmosphere in the capital city of Fortaleza.

Brazil: Mobilization for the Right to Sustainable Water Cisterns

  2 January 2012

A civil society group in the interior of northeast Brazil has been developing participatory alternatives to guarantee access to water to regions affected by desertification. The Federal Government suspended its partnership with the group and planned to increase government control over the water cistern project. In December, people mobilized sufficient pressure and the original agreement has been reinstated.

Global Voices Podcast: Brave New Year 2012

  1 January 2012

In this edition of the podcast we take a look back over the year 2011, consider the similarities and differences between mainstream and new media journalism, learn about an inspiring Rising Voices meeting in Bolivia to support a diverse blogosphere. We also set off on a two-wheeled journey around the Internet!

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