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Jose Murilo · September, 2006

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 from September, 2006

Macau nurtures Luso-Sino connection

  29 September 2006

Macau can be seen today as the very capital of a reinvigorated Luso-Sino friendship. In addition to holding the Economic and Commercial Cooperation Forum which happened this last weekend, the city is preparing to host the First Lusofonia Games, to be held during the week of October 7-15. The event...

Macau: The 1st Lusofonia Games will be held between 7-15 October 2006 in Macau

  25 September 2006

Timor Online writes about the 1st Lusofonia Games to be held between 7-15 October 2006 in Macau. Portuguese speaking countries and regions will compete for glories in the sports of football, futsal, beach volleyball, volleyball, basketball, taekwondo, table tennis and athletics. Apart from exciting competitions, impressive cultural performances will compose...

Blogs debate over Brazil's latest electoral scandal

  22 September 2006

In the last days before the October 1 vote, the Brazilian electoral process was shaken again by the latest event in a string of scandals tainting the ruling Workers Party (PT). The PT has been accused of paying 1.7 million reals (790,000 dollars) for a smear campaign that attempted to...

Brazilians Debate Media Regulation and Digital Convergence

  15 September 2006

On the trail of so much disruptive news arising in the Brazilian digital ecosystem — Youtube, empowered bloggers, Orkut's hegemony and digital TV transition to name few — a favorable renewed media regulatory framework has suddenly turned into the golden dream of the professionals and corporations involved. The big issue...

TV still reigns in Brazil, but here comes YouTube

  8 September 2006

The magnitude of Internet numbers in Brazil has puzzled specialists in the last months. After overtaking Google's Orkut and exceeding their own world record in navigating time spent on the Internet, Brazilians are now preparing to dominate YouTube. The incredible jump from 9% to 20% of active users visiting this...

Brazil: Blog Condemned for Anonymous Comment

  5 September 2006

“Biscoito Fino e a Massa” details the case of ‘Imprensa Marrom‘, a blog sued for an anonymous comment made in a six month old post. The strange case is getting attention and frightening Brazilian bloggers who are disabling their comments area . Bloggers consider this decision a dangerous precedent in...

Brazil: Musical Nostalgia in the Broadband Age

  4 September 2006

Daniela Thompson remembers us that “Brazilians are the most notorious music pirates in the world, and that the age of broadband makes it possible for almost everyone to indulge in musical nostalgia at no cost”. Check out the various links and detailed description about the audio files reservoirs hosting “from...

Election and Censorship Dialectics in the Brazilian Blogosphere

  1 September 2006

The first Brazilian electoral process witnessed by an active blogosphere is starting to show its unique role. As campaigns intensify throughout the country in the last month before election day, cases involving blog censorship have emerged. It seems that politicians are having a hard time understanding why they can't control...

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