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Janet Gunter

Inspired to learn Portuguese by my father's collection of LPs from late 1960s Brazil. Lived in Brazil, Portugal and East Timor. I am an ex-aidworker, perpetual-novice anthropologist working on projects combining technology, communications and social transformation.

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Latest posts by Janet Gunter

26 November 2015

‘If There Is One Thing the Angolan Government Is Scared of, It Is People’

Read part two of an interview with Laurinda Gouveia, who is accused of inciting rebellion against the Angolan government for participating in a book group.

25 November 2015

An Interview With Laurinda Gouveia, a Young Woman Charged With Conspiring Against the Angolan Government

"Even today, physically, I bear physical evidence of this beating. And, obviously, my way of looking at these men is not the same as it was before..."

14 February 2015

Mozambique Governor Becomes Target of Backlash—Simply Because She's a Woman

Stela Pinto was nominated as Gaza province's first woman governor, but ever since she's endured attacks on her reputation, including the circulation of obscene photos said to be of her.

21 October 2014

Cyber Attack Downs Mozambique's @Verdade News Site on Election Day

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The attack began on the eve of the election and managed to bring down the site just as polls closed and votes were being counted.

28 August 2014

Outspoken Mozambican Hip-Hop Artist Azagaia Is Appealing to Fans for Donations to Remove His Brain Tumour

Edson da Luz, better known as Azagaia, has won fans for challenging those in power and addressing social issues in his music.

21 June 2014

Do You Suffer From Device Upgrade Fever? These People May Have Found A Cure

The Bridge

Inspired by the tinkerers and fixers of the developing world, Janet Gunter and Ugo Vallauri's project seeks to help the world by helping people give their electronics longer lives.

1 April 2014

Ex-Guerrillas Threaten Political Stability in East Timor

A conflict with roots in the struggle for independence comes back to shape the political agenda in East Timor. Mauk Moruk, an ex-guerrilla expelled from resistance forces in 1984, returns.

22 October 2013

Mozambique's 20-Year Peace at Great Risk

The attack of government defense forces against a base of the main Mozambique opposition party, may mark the end of 1992 peace deal. On Twitter, many chorus "no" to war.

28 September 2013

Mozambique Women's Basketball Thrills with Last-Second Win Over Nigeria

Excitement is overflowing in Mozambique as the national women's basketball team triumphed over Nigeria during the final seconds of a quarterfinals match. The "Samurais" next face Cameroon.

27 September 2013

Brazil Becomes Hot Market for Surveillance Technology Ahead of World Cup

Giants of the surveillance sector get contracts in a number of Brazilian cities to monitor citizens during the games of 2014 - from security scanners to remote tracking software.

31 July 2013

INTERVIEW: How TEDx Talks Are Putting São Tomé On the Map

"Connected to the World" was the motto of the first TEDx event in the African island where a local revolution is taking place with the arrival of 3G Internet.

17 June 2013

VIDEO: ‘Vinegar Revolt’ Bus Fare Protests Spread Across Brazil

The waves of protests against a bus fare increase in São Paulo is moving beyond the city limits and becoming a national movement.

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