Jose Murilo · November, 2006

Latest posts by Jose Murilo from November, 2006

Web 2.0 in Brazil Displays the Powers of Participation

  25 November 2006

Web 2.0 is coming on strong in Brazil and showing its transformational impacts on the national mind. The recent elections were a dramatic example demonstrating that blogs and citizen media are playing an important role in the process of challenging mainstream institutions of Brazilian society and they seem to be...

Lusosphere's PanAmerican Elections Wrap-up

  18 November 2006

Elections across the American continents are still reverberating in the Lusosphere as citizen journalists and analysts are attempting to find the meaning of and predict the future politics set in place by recent events. As commentaries of all political flavors fly into cyberspace, there is both a general agreement that...

Holding the line for Internet freedoms in Brazilian Cyberspace

  11 November 2006

The Brazilian cyberspace was shaken this week by the announcement of a ‘Digital Crimes Bill’ under consideration at the Senate's Constitution and Justice Commission. Disclosing just one item in the bill was enough to ignite the fire. It stated that every user must fully identify herself before using the Net,...

Brazil: Congress wants to track Internet users

  8 November 2006

Boing Boing reports on a bill to be voted in the Brazilian Congress that would force every user and provider under its jurisdiction to identify them self in every transaction. The vote was scheduled for today but it was suspended.

Brazil: Lula's Victory

  6 November 2006

The presidential election results in Brazil showed, despite dire opposition predictions that victory for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva would produce an untenable political situation, that Lula indeed has the political capital needed to lead Brazil for the next 4 years. Speculations about a divided country and the possible governance...