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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

29 October 2007

Brazil: “Haiti is here, Haiti is not here”

Haiti has become a regularly commented on issue on the Brazilian blogosphere. The special connection between Brazil and Haiti was initiated in 2004, when Brazilian troops started to participate in...

Angola: Beauty Contest for Victims of Landmines

18 October 2007

Contrivance and Controversy as Brazilian Media Cover Urban Violence

In Brazil last week, it was difficult to find blogs that did not post about the debate over the causes of urban violence. It all began on the web when...

5 October 2007

Brazilian “Elite Squad” Provokes Police, Pirates, Pundits and Promotion

“Elite Squad”, a much-hyped film about Rio's special forces police is having its official launch today in Rio and São Paulo, and the nationwide premiere is scheduled for Oct. 12....

18 September 2007

Internet Governance, Global Privacy and IGF-Rio

The global debate on Internet governance will once again gather people from all over the world at UN's IGF, this time in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The process was started...

26 August 2007

Indians blog to defend against illegal logging along the Brazil-Peru Frontier

The Ashaninkas are the largest indigenous group in the Peruvian Amazon and differently from the majority of the South American original dwellers, their cultural identity is greatly preserved. Apart from...

16 August 2007

Brazil: Ad campaign compares bloggers with monkeys

A traditional Brazilian newspaper launched an advertising campaign to promote its new website, and the core message of all video and visual pieces was based on a humorous approach of...

8 August 2007

Brazil: The philosopher, the media, and the blogs

The influence of the Internet in Brazil is gathering momentum. In a country where open TV networks owned by politicians widely ruled the media environment for the last 30 years,...

30 July 2007

Brazil: An authentic Rio experience after the Pan Games

Brazil: About the 2007 Rio Pan-American Games

After two intense weeks full of sports coverage and post-tragedy debates in the media, the XV Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro has come to an end. Since its...

23 July 2007

Brazilian blogs on another airplane crash

While still facing a highly blogged crisis in its air traffic management, and not yet recovered from the crash of a Boeing-737 over the Amazon ten months ago, Brazil was...

17 July 2007

Lusophony Day: Learning Through Connectedness

We wanted to celebrate the Lusophony Day, as an opportunity to post about the recent launching of the Global Voices website in Portuguese. A quick googling around the keywords brought...

8 July 2007

Brazil: Blogs follow the ethanol debate as it goes global

Ethanol has suddenly turned into a popular word among Brazilian bloggers, specially because of the foreign attention it attracts. In fact, “alcohol” is the word Brazilians have been using to...

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