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Paula Góes · November, 2007

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 from November, 2007

Brazil: War in Rio

The blog War in Rio, o Jogo [pt], which defines itself as “a manifest game and a bad taste joke”, has been quickly gaining popularity. Inspired by Wargaming, the idea...

Brazil: Social blogging for Christmas 2007

Yassuda [pt] invites other Brazilian bloggers to join a ‘social blogging’ campaign. The idea is to get bloggers to choose a non profit organization and try to use their blogs...

Brazil: Blogger is awarded prize for investigation

Eduardo Machado, one of the editors of PEbodycount [pt], received an Investigative Journalism award for his special report ‘Colombia Plan: A Manual Against Violence’, the first account in the country...

Angola: The right of voting

Desabafos Angolanos [pt] is proud to announce the success of a demonstration in November 19, in Lisbon, to claim Angolan expatriates’ right to vote: “Success? With only 20 people?” Yes!...

Brazil: On the “Che e-mails” and credibility of journalism

An article on the 40th anniversary of Che Guevara's death, led to a heated email exchange between an editor of Brazilian magazine Veja and an American reporter for The New...

Brazil: Bogota is the next to host the Campus Party

Guilherme Felitti [pt] reports that after the first international edition of Campus Party in São Paulo- Brazil this February, the event will be hosted in Bogota, Colombia from 16 through...

Brazil: Police demoralization

PE Body Count [pt] reports on a case that reflects the lack of security in Pernambuco-Brazil. The official car of the Secretary of Social Defense, Servilho Paiva, was stolen. The...

Brazil: Bloggers are debate starters

MLOG [pt] reflects on a piece of news reporting that nearly a third of the debates on the Brazilian internet are started by the blogosphere. “Besides generating arguments, bloggers interfere...

Brazil: Violence against woman

Marcelo Tas [pt] compares two recent incidents of violence against women in different parts of the planet. In Abaetetuba, Brazil, a teenager was incarcerated in a cell with 20 male...

Brazil: Thinking about cybercrime

Universo Anárquico [pt] looks into Megan Meier's suicide to discuss cybercrime, such as cyberstalking and the use of anonymity to bully and cause psychological or emotional damage to others. She...

Brazil: Interview with a thought provoking filmmaker

Moviola Digital [pt] publishes an interview with a thought provoking Brazilian filmmaker, Claudio Assis, director of Mango Yellow. “Although he is still working on his second feature film, he has...

Brazil: Open source software for all

Sérgio Amadeu [pt] blogs about a draft for a law that guarantees public funding for open source software, which aims to ensure that 20% of the Information Technology Fund be...

Mozambique: Tribute to Ian Smith

“Ian Smith died today at the age of 88 in Cape Town. The man who fought the English over the independence of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). For he is a true African...

Cape Verde: We are Africans

Obikuelu Pedra [pt] is not happy to hear on the Radio that Cape Verde is not part of Africa: “What a crazy idea to think that Cape Verde's culture is...

Brazil: Proeminent leader has gone missing

It has been seven nearly 10 days since João Batista, president of Association of Rural Producers of Jutaí-Amazonas, has gone missing. He is a forefront leader for local social and...

Brazil: Saving the rainforest and feeding more people

Would you like to hear a fascinating story on how indigenous tribes in Brazil have managed to make extremely fertile dark earth from nutrient-poor yellowish soils, and thus may represent...

Brazil: Falling in love with Tocantins

Pollyana Ferrari [pt] has just fallen in love with the stories presented by a new blog called Projeto Tocantins [pt], written by a newly graduated journalist who was sent from...

Mozambique: Registration period is postponed

The voter registration period which began on September 24 will not finish tomorrow, November 22, as planned. According to Moçambique para Todos [pt], “The registration has been postponed until December...

Brazil: Community shows what peace is

The residents of Coque, a poor neighbourhood of Recife, organized a rally today to show that they disapproved the way in which the police force invaded the area in a...

Brazil: Books for Black Consciousness Day

To celebrate the Black Pride today in Brazil, The Spectacled Bear recommends a list of books on the subject: “As this blog is principally about books and is principally aimed...

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