Jose Murilo · October, 2006

Latest posts by Jose Murilo from October, 2006

Brazil: Lula Cruises to Big Victory

  30 October 2006

Publiu's Pundit reports that Brazil’s incumbent President Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva has cruised on to an easy victory in Brazil’s runoff election. With 94% of the tally counted, the final score was 61-39, a very strong showing.

IGF in Athens: searching globally for the Internet's common ground

  29 October 2006

The first meeting of the Internet Governance Forum – IGF, which aims to be a a place for a “multi-stakeholder policy dialogue”, starts tomorrow, going from 30 October to 2 November in Athens, Greece. The idea of the forum emerged during last year's meetings of the World Summit on the...

Greece: Blog censorship in Greece ahead of the IGF forum in Athens

  27 October 2006

Currybetdotnet reports about the administrator of a Greek RSS aggregating service ( who was sued, arrested and jailed for hosting a link to a blog with allegedly offending content. This censorship case occurs days ahead of UN's IGF forum in Athens, which among other issues will be focusing on ‘Freedom...

Brazil: The Media Empire Bows to Blogs

  20 October 2006

There is something very different going on in the Brazilian media arena. It all started a week ago with a cover story published in the magazine Carta Capital, headlined: The Plot Which Led to the Second Round. The magazine is known as a ‘leftist stronghold’ and, with a modest circulation...

YouTube. Whose Tube? Google's acquisition triggers Lusosphere debate

  13 October 2006

It could be seen as just another dot-com mega-deal that would not get much discussion beyond in-depth reports in specialized magazines. But gleaning the discussions of Lusophone bloggers is revealing that the YouTube acquisition by Google is capturing a lot of attention and generating many interesting perspectives. It also displays...

Air Collision in Brazil Triggers Strong Words of Blame

  6 October 2006

It's been a week since the collision of an Embraer Legacy 600 jet with GOL Airlines 737-800 Flight 1907 which plunged into the Amazon jungle Friday, killing all 154 people aboard in Brazil's worst air disaster. Some peculiar facts about the accident are turning the case into a battle of...

Brazil: Lula faces run-off

  2 October 2006

In a good election roundup, A.M. Mora y Leon at Publius Pundit reports: “Brazil’s voters have sent a message tonight – Lula, we love you, but not quite the way we used to! You’ve got to change!”.

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