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Stories about Portugal

30 June 2016

‘I'll Stay as Long as the Queen Allows Me to Stay’ and Other Brexit Reactions From the Portuguese-Speaking World

"Brexit...whatever happens from now on, no one can erase these results from citizens' memories."

5 May 2016

A New Dam in Portugal Is About to Destroy Parts of a World Heritage Wine Region

Opponents warn the dam will cause an ecological disaster, destroying rare ecosystems and farmlands important to the wine industry.

5 April 2016

As Deportations Begin, Portuguese Continue Speaking Out Against European Union-Turkey Deal

"It's time to stop this! We should make the difference for these innocent people."

24 February 2016

Iberian Media Collectives Will Gather in Portugal to Debate Alternative News

Alternative media from Portugal and Spain will share their experiences because "it is urgent that we find other ways to communicate and to make and transmit information."

19 October 2015

Angolan Rapper Breathes New Life Into ‘Freedom Now’ Movement, As Hunger Strike Threatens His

Activists fight for their lives in Angolan jails. Thanks to a new online portal that collects and publishes photos showing solidarity with political prisoners, the movement is stronger than ever.

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.

8 January 2014

Brazil's ‘Silent Revolution’ in Education, Inspired by Portugal

Imagine a school without classrooms, schedules or exams. A curriculum which is decided upon by the children, through consensus, and which includes subjects such as circus and meditation.

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