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Diego Casaes

I'm a Bachelor of Tourism from Brazil, but my interests include Journalism, citizen media, human rights and politics. I'm also the Lingua Editor of Global Voices in Portuguese. You can easily find me on Twitter [en] / [pt]. For further details, visit my blog.

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Latest posts by Diego Casaes

Blog Action Day 2011: Let's All Talk About Food

Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day. This year the topic is food, as the...

Brazil: Ministry of Culture abandons Creative Commons

Brazilian Minister of Culture's decision to remove a Creative Commons license from its website provoked all sorts of reactions on social networks and among bloggers. It is the first instance...

Brazil: Pension rights for gay couples

Marcelo Marques in Blog do Bacana [pt] informs of a recent decision by the Social Security Ministry in enforcing a rule that recognizes that the social security benefits to relatives, such...

Tajikistan: Women's Perspective on Climate Change

Mark Notaras and Citt Williams bring Tajik women's viewpoint on climate change in OurWorld 2.0 blog. “The way that individual people perceive climate change is complex. Climate change impacts are...

Brazil: Fighting Back the Digital Crimes Bill

João Carlos Caribé warns internet users that there is another move by the Brazilian Congress to pass the Digital Crimes Bill. He calls a blogging carnival and Twitter campaign [pt]...

Global: Mozilla Drumbeat Seeks to Expand the Open Web

Mozilla Foundation, creator of the internet browser Firefox, has launched Drumbeat, a project that seeks to gather people with the most diverse backgrounds and from many parts of the world...

Brazil: Nomad Tribe Protest to Prove Its Existence

Altino Machado blogs on the tribe Awá-Guajá, a group of nomad indigenous who emerged from the heart of the Amazon forest to prove their existence [pt] and to demand that...

Brazil: Call for the First Progressive Bloggers Meeting

Conceição Lemes in Viomundo calls on bloggers for the 1st Progressive Bloggers Meeting, to take place in São Paulo in 21-22 August [pt]. The meeting will gather bloggers from all...

Brazil: Using Cleaner Fuels in Ships

Ambiente Brasil reports [pt] on the bill nº 7006/10 by the parliamentarian Carlos Bezerra. It intends to prohibit the traffic of ships whose fuels contain more than a thousand parts...

Global: The Green Wave 2010

Esse tal Meio Ambiente blogs [pt] on The Green Wave Campaign 2010, to take place on May 21-22 in parallel with the International Day for Biodiversity. The multi-year global campaign...

Brazil: The Fragility of the Electronic Voting System

Maria Frô republishes [pt] news about a University of Brasília's report uncovering flaws in the electronic voting system: “Let's be aware of this election as they promise unpleasant surprises considering...

Brazil: Blogging Against ACTA

Brazilian cyber-activist João Carlos Caribé calls on bloggers [pt] for a mass blogging against the ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement). According to the EFF, the ACTA text will be made public...

Cast your vote for the “Best of the Blogs”

Online voting has begun for the Best of the Blogs Awards from Deutsche Welle, one of the most prestigious international blog competitions with nominated blogs in eleven different languages. You...

Global: World Day Against Cyber Censorship

Internet censorship is still a major issue in many countries worldwide. With that in mind, the Paris-based international organization Reporters without Borders (RSF) is promoting its yearly World Day Against...

Brazil: The Trees-per-Tweet Reforestation Campaign

Environmental blogger Vivo Verde [pt] highlights a campaign by Brazil's major telecom VIVO promising to reforest one square meter of native forest for every tweet answering the question: “What would you...

Brazil: A Snapshot of Campus Party 2010

São Paulo became a meeting place for geeks, cyberactivists and Internet addicts last month, during the Brazilian round of the Campus Party.

Mozambique: Have African people been ‘Cursed'?

Custódio Duma wonders whether Africans have been ‘cursed’, leading to servitude of black people worldwide. He mentions biblical perspectives and says [pt]: “It's from Africa that most resources that keep the capitalism...

Brazil: Protest Against the Government's Disregard For Flood

Maria Frô calls on bloggers and middle-class population [pt] of São Paulo to join her on February 8th to protest against the disregard of the city's mayor and state government...

Brazil: Viewing the Haitian earthquake from without and within

The Brazilian blogosphere is in uproar after comments made by the Haitian consul in Brazil, George Samuel Antoine. Bloggers reflect on a lack of humanity, the failures of diplomacy and...

Important Children Activist Dies in Haiti Earthquake

Deborah Goldemberg mourns the death of Zilda Arns, one of the Brazilian victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. Dr. Zilda Arns Neumann was a children's right activist and founder...

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