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Stories about Portugal

20 September 2015

What Could a Protest of Taxi Drivers in Lisbon and Jakarta Possibly Have in Common? Uber!

Uber is challenging the taxi business concept all around the world. Portuguese taxi drivers are reacting very seriously: with protests. The same is happening in Indonesia.

8 June 2015

Is Cash-Strapped Portugal Using Austerity as an Excuse to Privatise Water?

Water privatization in Portugal has been shrouded in controversy. Economic interests put pressure on the government, which has no money, to privatize. But water is an essential resource for life.

22 April 2015

Angola: Award-Winning Journalist Faces Trial Over ‘Blood Diamonds’ Investigation

Global Voices Advocacy

Jonathan McCully contributed to this report. Last month, Rafael Marques de Morais was awarded the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award for Journalism for his “impactful, original, and unwavering investigative...

8 September 2014

Are You a European ‘Expat’ Under 40? ‘Generation E’ Wants to Hear Your Story

"Generation E" is calling for stories of young Europeans who are crossing the imaginary boundaries of the Old Continent to reinvent day-to-day life in another country.

3 June 2014

This Santomean Scholar Wants You to Help End Racial Stereotyping in Media

Grada Kilomba, expert on racial studies at the Humboldt University, Berlin, talks about how the same media which helps reinforce racial stereotypes should be mobilized to rebuild a positive identity.

24 March 2014

Jose Dos Santos, the 1.8-Billion-Dollar President of Angola

Meanwhile, 70 percent of Angolans live on less than two dollars a day.

27 February 2014

How the Portuguese Influenced Indian Cuisine

During four centuries in India, the Portuguese left their mark on Indian cuisine. We look at just a few of the dishes that have Portuguese flavor.

24 February 2014

A Day to Strengthen Portugal's Open Data Community

Technology for Transparency Network

International Open Data Day was celebrated in Porto with inspiring talks, hands-on activities and a face-to-face hangout between open data enthusiasts from different cities.

28 December 2013

PHOTOS: Humans of Portugal

Meet some of the faces and stories of humans who live in Portugal - or happen to be passing by.

13 December 2013

Global Voices Meetup in Porto: Journalism, Citizenship and New Media

Journalists, amateur media practitioners, citizens and organisations dedicated to independent projects of online communication will meet in Porto on 14 December 2013 at the invite of Global Voices.

6 December 2013

#GVMeetup: Global Voices in Real Life

GV Face

In this episode of GV Face we are joined by an all-star panel made up of #GVMeetup facilitators from Egypt, Pakistan, and Portugal.

7 November 2013

Bring Your Tapes: Welcome to the Post-Digital Era

Sara Moreira speaks with the VHS wielding mascot, Antifluffy, at the Future Places media lab for citizenship in Porto, Portugal.

31 October 2013

Meetup with Global Voices!

Rising Voices

Throughout the months of November and December, we are organizing six global in-person 'meetups' led and facilitated by Global Voices members.

16 October 2013

On Blog Action Day, Thousands of Blogs on Human Rights

Bloggers around the world, including Global Voices contributors, are highlighting this year's #BAD13 topic: human rights.

3 October 2013

Local Elections in Portugal Confirm Distrust of Political Parties

Abstention, spoilt votes, blank votes and independent candidates. These were the choices of more than half of the potential voters in the recent local elections in Portugal.

14 September 2013

Where Parody Ends and Politics Begin: Comedians Running for Office

One of the members of Portugal's well-known parody group Homens da Luta is running for mayor. In Portugal and Brazil, celebrities running for office is nothing new.

29 August 2013

‘The Worst Tours’ Unveils Darker Side of Portugal's Top Travel Destination

An alternative tours agency takes visitors through "the other side" of the city of Porto to show them what life is really like under austerity .

13 July 2013

How Europe's Solution for Economic Crisis is Actually the Problem

Europe's current crisis is more than economic. Between the German government advocating a dangerous austerity policy and European authorities lacking any other suggestions, it is clear that the 2008 financial...

6 June 2013

Mozambique: Mia Couto's 30 Years of Literature Honored with Prestigious Prize

Mia Couto's three decades at the helm of Mozambican literature was acknowledged on the 27 May when he was awarded the 25th Camões Prize in literature, worth 100,000 euros, and...

9 April 2013

Portugal's Constitutional Court Blocks Bailout Measures

Portugal's Constitutional Court has struck down austerity measures considered necessary by the government to meet the conditions of its 78-billion-euro (101 billion US dollars) bailout program, opening a billion-euro gap...

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