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· October, 2012

Stories about Portugal from October, 2012

22 October 2012

Portugal: Media Sector Struggling in Hard Times

A four-day strike by Portuguese news agency Lusa's workers, against 30% cuts recently announced in the 2013 Budget and more, may represent the starting point for a broader discussion about...

20 October 2012

Portugal: Citizen Digital Activism

Technology for Transparency Network

The atmosphere of growing indignation lived in Portugal in face of austerity measures, imposed by government at the command of the troika, has served as the trigger for more and...

17 October 2012

Siege of Portuguese Parliament: “This is not our budget”

Amidst growing austerity and cuts to social welfare, citizens mobilized a siege of the Portuguese parliament, on October 15, 2012, the day the government officially submitted the draft proposal of...

15 October 2012

Portugal: Siege to Parliament Live

Portugal: Global Noise Cultural Protest in Images

In Portugal, October 13's Global Noise pot-banging protests took the form of performing arts and cultural demonstrations in 14 cities, under the motto "Screw the troika! We want our lives"....

11 October 2012

Global Pot-Banging Protests Scheduled for October 13

A day of pot-banging protests promises to shake the most sensitive ears across across the globe on October 13, 2012. The Global Noise initiative, organized by the international networks of...

8 October 2012

On National Holiday Portugal's President Hoists Flag – Upside Down

The official celebrations of October 5 in Portugal, a national holiday that celebrates the establishment of the republic in 1910, was marked this year by a symbolic and rather unfortunate...