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Jose Murilo

I work on the Internet, managing websites of Brazilian federal agencies in the cultural sector. I like to write about what I see and what I think. In Portuguese: Ecologia Digital – In English: Eco-Rama.

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Latest posts by Jose Murilo

Battisti: The Italo-Brazilian Imbroglio over Shadows of the Past

Brazil vs. Italy friendly football match in London today was under threat amid the diplomatic row over Cesare Battisti's extradition process. Brazilian blogs delve deeper into the controversy.

Brazil: The (r)evolution of Lusophone music

LabCult provides a torrent link of a documentary about Luso-Afro-Brazilian music and sounds: “Lusophony – The (R)Evolution“. From hiphop to rock, visiting the Portuguese fado and Angolan and Caboverdian rhythms...

Lula on the US ambassador’s expulsion: “Evo is right”

The New World Lusophone Sousaphone translates a comment on the expulsion of the American ambassador in Bolivia by Brazil’s President Lula da Silva: “If it is true that the U.S....

Brazil: Inventive censorship, and the case for anonymity

Bloggers debate the inventive Internet censorship strategy of using state level prosecutors and cybercrime allegations to immediately take down an informative website without the proper legal process

Georgia: A linguistic approach to the country's claimed ‘territorial integrity’

ClubOrlov presents an interesting approach — ‘colored by linguistics’ — and insightful takes on the western claims over Georgia's ‘territorial integrity’.

Cuba: Developing Hackers

André Deak is a Brazilian blogger who has recently visited Cuba, and in ‘Cuban Hackers‘ [PT] he tells about the ‘Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas‘ (Informatic Sciences University), where local...

Brazil: The Black President Before Obama

The sweeping Obama phenomenon has caught Brazil, and it comes as no surprise in the country with the world's largest population of African descendants. An especially notable thread is the...

Brazil: Visible and Invisible Indians and Scoops

Brazilian Indians were in the spotlight of world media this week. From the images of an uncontacted tribe in the Amazon, to the enraged protest caught on camera against the...

Brazil: Can the Amazon problem be solved with new management?

Changing the command in a Brazilian Ministry used to be a domestic affair, but the resignation of the renowned rainforest defender Marina Silva from the Environmental Ministry has sparked global...

Brazil: Images of the ‘Invisible Indians’ in the Amazon

Altino Machado presents pictures [PT] of what could be the last isolated ethnic group in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest, the so called ‘Invisible Indians’. The pictures were taken from a...

Brazil: The prohibited march that keeps marching

This year's edition of the Marijuana March was prohibited by courts in 9 capital cities across the country due to allegations of illegal promotion of drug use. The theme provoked...

Lost Brazilian ballooning priest carried into the blogosphere

This time the story is rather sad, but the blogosphere is exploding with humorous takes on the tragedy of a Brazilian Roman Catholic priest who is missing after drifting out...

New Oil in Brazil Unleashes a Gusher of Media Controversies

Twisted information about the discovery of what may possibly be the third largest oil field in the world turned into a hot issue on the Brazilian blogosphere this week. The...

B-razi-loggers Rage and Roll Against ISO Approval of Microsoft Standard

April fool's day this year has brought a bitter taste to the Brazilian open source community. The announcement of the approval of Microsoft's Open XML Format (OOXML) as an ISO/IEC...

Kathmandu: 100 million mantras for Tibet

Haroldo Castro, at ‘Viajologia‘, is a Brazilian blogger covering events in Tibet with a few posts translated into English. The blog displays some videos and dramatic photos showing the bodies...

Dismissal of Brazilian Blogger: Censorship or Just Business?

The abrupt dimissal of the journalist Paulo Henrique Amorim — or PHA as he is referred too — from his anchor-like position at the IG portal has fueled this week's...

Brazil: User-customized Football Media

A new arena is gathering steam and significance in the Brazilian Internet space: the football blogs. Day by day, fervent fans are finding out that blogs and other media possibilities...

Brazil: Following up the Democratic Primaries

‘Biscoito Fino e a Massa‘ is closely following the Texas Democratic Primary polls [PT], and reports about Obama's surge toward nomination. He also tries hard to explain the primary's rules...

Brazil: While traditional media deals with lawsuits, blogs report

Two of the biggest media companies in Brazil are currently involved is court cases that similarly raise the issue of freedom of speech and press even though the media finds...

Kuduro: The Sexy Angolan Rhythm With a Message

Whether the word Kuduro comes from the Kimbundu language, native to northern Angola and means “location” or from the Portuguese expression meaning “hard ass” or “stiff bottom” is debated but...

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