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Paula Góes

Brazilian journalist, translator and lightworker living in London since 2002, Proud volunteer translator for the Global Voices in Portuguese site.

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Latest posts by Paula Góes

Childhood Play Remains Technology Free by Brazil’s ‘Old Frank’ River

Images depict childhood in a Brazilian riverside community in Xique-Xique, Bahia, located on the banks of the São Francisco River.

Video Portrays Tender Friendship Between a Brazilian Man and a Hummingbird

With a video of only two minutes that he has made to introduce his newest friend, a hummingbird chick, João Silvestrini is conquering hearts and fans across Brazil.

Brazilian Police Say These Two Men Had Explosives During an Anti-World Cup Protest. Photos and Videos Tell a Different Story

Activists accuse the police of faking evidence to incriminate two men arrested during a protest against the World Cup.

Detained Brazilian Activist Says, “I'm a Target of a Large and Dirty Political Persecution Campaign”

This letter, published by Mídia Ninja collective, was written by Fábio student Hideki Harano, one of the two activists arrested in São Paulo after taking part of a demonstration against the World Cup...

Intonaspacio: a New Digital Musical Instrument Made in Portugal

Mailis Rodrigues, a young talented Portuguese women has invented a new musical instrument and now needs help to show it to the world in an annual event to find the...

Meet 5 Brazilian Women Who Do What They Love and Love What They Do

These interviews, together with beautiful photos, are from a digital fortnightly magazine that tells the story and the creative process of Brazilians who love what they do.

Blogging the Simple and Impossible Task of Literary Translation

British writer, editor and translator Daniel Hahn is blogging his progress as he translates Blue Flowers, a novel by Brazilian writer Carola Saavedra, from Portuguese into English, a process that “is both simple and...

#OccupyMyself: Confessions Of A Social Media Deserter

She misses the interactions, but values even more the time and mental space she's regained. Will social media "deserter" Paula Góes ever return to Facebook and Twitter?

E-book Offers ‘Pearls’ From Women Around the World

Catherine Beeckman explains how Global Voices provided inspiration for the free anthology "Pearls Around the Neck": "Your writings feed mine!"

PHOTOS: Police Blanket Rio Protesters, Bystanders in Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets

A week ago, photographer Calé was covering the protest of June 20 in Rio de Janeiro when he saw police use tear gas and rubber bullets to "sweep the streets...

What Do Brazil and Turkey Have in Common?

Brazil and Turkey are thousands of kilometers away from each other, but they have something in common: both countries went out to the streets to protest for their rights as...

Brazilians Poke Fun at Intelligence Agency Spooks

In the face of protests that have swiped across Brazil, the Brazilian Intelligence Agency (ABIN) were summoned by the government to monitor protesters through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even WhatsApp....

PR Jingle Becomes Brazil Protest Hymn

A video showing scenes of police violence against the protests that took to the streets of Sao Paulo in the first week of June with the song “Vem Pra Rua”...

The Daily Sexism that Women Face

A woman leaves an airport and feels naked in the face of the looks that every man throws at her on the way out. All women have experienced this to...

Solutions Journalism Without Borders

“Worldcrunch Impact, solutions without borders” is a collaborative funding campaign for “the first truly global effort at Solutions Journalism”. With the project, Paris-based Worldcrunch hopes to report on one urgent...

VIDEO: Brazilian Toddler's Vegetarian Wisdom Goes Viral

In a viral video, a three-year old Brazilian boy resists his mother's appeal to eat his octopus gnocchi for lunch, arguing that he doesn't like to eat meat because "when...

Paulo Coelho Promotes “Pirated” Audiobook on YouTube

‘Follow the Pope's Lead,’ Brazil Tells Senate President

Brazilians reveling in the recent Carnival holiday called on newly elected Senate President Renan Calheiros, who is accused of corruption, to follow Pope Benedict XVI's example and resign. An online...

Cicero Guedes, Brazilian Landless Leader is Murdered in Rio

One of the main leaders of the landless movement in Brazil was shot dead on Saturday as he was cycling home in Rio de Janeiro state. Publishing a picture he...

2012: Year of Milestones for Global Voices Lingua Project

Lingua, the translation project that makes Global Voices truly global, celebrated many milestones in 2012. What will 2013 bring?

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