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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

6 January 2010

Brazil: 2009 Green Retrospective and COP15

Almost one month since the United Nations Climate Change Conference, bloggers discuss still; as well as criticizing its outcome, year-end-blog-retrospectives mention the event as one of the most important of...

8 December 2009

Nominations Open for ‘Best of the Blogs’ Award

Deutsche Welle has kicked-off the sixth annual international Best of the Blogs awards: the BOBs. This year there are new prizes for the best climate change bloggers, as well as...

4 December 2009

Portuguese-speaking bloggers on World Aids Day '09

This World Aids Day Lusophone bloggers in different parts of the world reflect on the suffering caused by the human immunodeficiency virus.

26 November 2009

Brazil: The Violence Against Women Debate

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Brazilian bloggers reignite the debate and campaign to end violence.

20 November 2009

Brazil: The loss of a pioneer digital activist

The Brazilian blogosphere is mourning today: the country has lost one of its pioneers digital activists.

15 November 2009

Blogger Profiles: Caribé, an incurable idealist and cyberactivist in Brazil

Global Voices Online has interviewed João Carlos Caribé, one of the most influential cyberactivist bloggers in Brazil and the man behind the Mega Não movement, that fights censorship in the...

1 November 2009

Brazil: A view from slum dwellers on Rio's drugs war

In this post, we hear the views of citizen journalists from the Viva Favela project on the drug-fueled violence sweeping Rio de Janeiro's slums that they watch unfold from their...

16 October 2009

Posts in Portuguese on Blog Action Day '09

Portuguese-speaking bloggers from various countries have joined global bloggers on Blog Action Day to reach readers and raise awareness of climate change.

28 September 2009

Global Voices and Blog Action Day 2009

Global Voices is an official blog partner of Blog Action Day on October 15, a global day of action where bloggers everywhere will join forces to blog about climate change.

16 September 2009

Brazil: Bloggers on why there is still racism in the country

Following the discussions on racism brought up a few weeks ago with the story of a black man accused of stealing his own luxury car, Diego Casaes highlights other cases...

1 September 2009

Brazil: Can black people drive luxury cars?

A black man was assaulted in a supermarket car park in São Paulo when security guards accused him of planning to steal his own car, fuelling a debate by bloggers...

25 August 2009

Brazil: Students arrested for demonstrating in the Senate

Students were held for demonstrating against the Senate's President José Sarney and suffered many threats. We hear the blogosphere's thoughts on Brazilian democracy being slowly done away with.

14 August 2009

Brazil's Forum for Digital Culture reaches out to the blogosphere

Cyberspace is ever more inhabited by government institutions in many countries. In Brazil, a Forum for Digital Culture has been launched to, so far, positive blogosphere reactions.

30 July 2009

Brazil: Fighting for more recycling with the Electronic Waste Manifesto

In Brazil, a bill regarding the disposal of solid residuals has been amended to exclude electronic waste. As a first step to fight this change, an Electronic Waste Manifesto has...

16 June 2009

Brazil: Petrobras Blog Versus Mainstream Media

In the first week of June, Brazil's giant semi-public oil company Petrobras created a free blog on Wordpress. Among the posts publicised during the blog's first days were questions and...

11 June 2009

Brazil: Amplified conversations to fight the Digital Crimes Bill

In another demonstration of cyberactivism and acvistim, Brazilian Internet users are gathering around a cause: to fight Senator Azeredo's Digital Crimes Bill. This legal project, which intends to intervene severely...

11 May 2009

Brazil: When climate change meets cyber-activism

In another display of global climate change, Brazil has suffered an inversion of its usual weather for this time of the year. The traditionally dry North and Northeast regions of...