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Paula Góes · January, 2008

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 January, 2008

Angola: We CAN do it

“For the first time ever the Angolan national team made it to the quarters-finals of the African Cup of Nations (CAN)”. Jotacê Carranca [pt] is akready celebrating a possible victory.

Brazil: Social blogging against paedophilia

Luz de Luma [pt] is one of the core bloggers at the social blogging that will take place at the Lusosphere next February 14to debate paedophilia.  “When I proposed this...

Brazil: World's street children in charges

The Iranian website Iran Cartoon began a virtual series on world's street children, featuring artists from dozen countries, such as Mongolia, France, Vietnam, Colombia, Brazil, China. Sérgio Coutinho [pt] will...

Mozambique: More on the strange mass kidnapping

Moçambique para Todos [pt] picks up on Ivone Soares’ piece of news yesterday that a mass kidnapping had happened in Mocímboa da Praia.”It is all very odd and almost like...

Brazil: The first ever local cyberculture festival

Sérgio Amadeu [pt] on Guarulhos first ever digital festival. “With more than 500 papers published in a collaborative portal, developed entirely using open software, Guarulhos 2.Zero will give its awards...

Mozambique: Police stops suspected children trafficking truck

Breaking the news in the blogosphere, Carlos Serra [pt] reports that the police in Inchope intercepted a truck with 40 children between the ages of 7 and 11 years from...

Mozambique: A suspicious kidnapping

Ivone Soares has an incredible piece of local news: “On 23/01/2008, the citizen Momade Hamade was kidnapped by unknown people in Mocímboa da Praia. He was taken to a a...

Brazil: Amazon, deforestation and the future

“If you want to see what would happen to Amazon if deforestation does not come to a halt, you can see a simulation developed by the Institute of Environmental Research...

Brazil: Veja magazine and the anti-journalism phenomenon

“The biggest anti-journalism phenomenon in recent years is what happened to Veja magazine. Gradually, the largest weekly Brazilian mag was turned into a lampoon with no commitment to journalism, using...

Brazil: Is it time to become media?

Cardoso [pt] is one of the bloggers invited to speak about “The blogs phenomenon – is it time to become media?” on an international summit of digital communication taking place...

Brazil: More on the yellow fever panic caused by the media

“If I know well the Brazilian media, far from apologizing for having made a mistake and encouraged Brazilians – all Brazilians – to get vaccinated, there will be an attempt...

Brazil: Police goes Wi-Fi on Carnival

Andre Lemos [pt] reports that the police of Salvador will use wi-fi network to provide security to revelers at the Carnival. There will be 400 computers in 60 points of...

Brazil: Recife is the most violent of the capitals

The report “Map of Violence in Brazilian Municipalities 2008″, launched earlier today by the Latin American Technological Information Network, shows that Recife, capital of Pernambuco, is top of the ranking...

Cape Verde: Getting read to debate the blogosphere

djoyamado [pt] makes a roundup of Cape Verde blogs, some of them are debating quite hot issues. This is a post preparing to a “virtual” debate on the state of...

Brazil: 5 years of Filmes do Chico

“I never thought that Filmes do Chico, this plaything of mine, would get this far. I shall thank all of you who have followed me in this 5 years eternity....

Mozambique: Back to school, only for some

Júlio Mutisse [pt] comments on the beginning of the school year in Mozambique today and the problems that education faces in the country, where many children have not found places...

Brazil: 48 murders at the weekend in Pernambuco

Despite the fact that there is no official information from the relevant governmental body, PE Body Count [pt] carries on its independent count of the murder rates in Pernambuco, Brazil....

East Timor: On Suharto's death

In late 1975, East Timor was invaded and occupied by Indonesia, which led to a 24 year rule and it is estimated that up to 200,000 people, one-third of the...

East Timor: Suharto is dead

Many East Timor blogs are reacting to Suharto's death. Here is what Pedro Fontela [pt] says: “Suharto, the former Indonesian dictator, died at last. I lack the hypocrisy to suggest...

Brazil: The Army calls for a revolution

According to Jorge Serrão [pt] the Brazilian Army has issued an open letter to the population calling for a revolution. which he publishes in his blog: “The nation expects us...

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