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Sara Moreira

Exploring common, new grounds that lie in the border between computer engineering (my education) and journalism (my practice). Clues: informatics, information, (open) data, communication, networks, communities, digital inclusion, (free) digital culture, activism and social transformation.

Check out this chronology of some of the things I have done in the last few years including speaking, training, organizing events, learning permaculture, travelling and having fun while connecting with people in Timor-Leste, Mozambique and around the world. You can also follow me on Twitter (@saritamoreira) and check my Linkedin profile. PGP: 0x6023D406

[Também escrevo / traduzo no Global Voices em Português.]

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Latest posts by Sara Moreira

Mobs, Memes, Meanings, and Minds: Meet Porto's Medialab for Citizenship

The city of Porto, Portugal, is nearly ready for the ninth installment of “futureplaces”—a convention that combines citizen labs, performances, presentations, and debate.

Iberian Media Collectives Will Gather in Portugal to Debate Alternative News

Alternative media from Portugal and Spain will share their experiences because "it is urgent that we find other ways to communicate and to make and transmit information."

Why Doesn't It Rain in Guinea-Bissau Like It Used To?

While world leaders discuss climate change in Paris, the decrease in rainfall and sea level rise are threatening the soil fertility and the subsistence of the people of Guinea-Bissau.

Futureplaces: Porto Hosts Do-It-Together Medialab for Citizen Initiatives

The annual event that turns the city of Porto into a “medialab for citizenship” is coming back to Portugal from October 20 to 24th.

Spreading the Seed of Permaculture from Timor-Leste to the Tropical World

A crowdfunding campaign aims at making The Tropical Permaculture Guidebook a reality - a practical reference guide for implementing permaculture techniques that are specific to tropical climates.

Are You a European ‘Expat’ Under 40? ‘Generation E’ Wants to Hear Your Story

"Generation E" is calling for stories of young Europeans who are crossing the imaginary boundaries of the Old Continent to reinvent day-to-day life in another country.

This Protest Blasted FIFA's Brazil Headquarters With Inconvenient World Cup Truths

Activists projected facts and figures about the consequences of hosting the World Cup onto luxury hotel Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro.

Learn How to Protect Your Email Communication in Less Than 30 Minutes

Email Self-Defense, a beginner's guide to email encryption by the Free Software Foundation (FSF), was released in six new languages [fr, de, jp, ru, pt, tr] on June 30, 2014. More languages are underway. Even if you have...

From Our World Cup Archive: How Brazil Fooled the World With a Meme

Remember “Cala Boca Galvão”, the Internet meme that became a worldwide joke when millions of Twitter users started telling a famous Brazilian sports narrator and broadcaster, Galvão Bueno, to shut up, during the 2010...

Civil Society Resumes Watchdog for Guinea-Bissau's Presidential Run-Off

Getting set for Guinea-Bissau's presidential run-off on May 18, 2014, the Group of Civil Society Organizations for the Elections (GOSCE) resumed its monitoring activities of the electoral process on May 14.  Live...

Commuters Don't Love Mozambique's Haphazard ‘My Love’ Trucks

Demand is growing for transport in Maputo, but the local government can't keep up. Enter the so-called "My Love" trucks, open-air vehicles in which passengers travel shoulder to shoulder.

Brazil Scores Before “the Internet World Cup” Begins: Marco Civil Approved by the Senate

Update (23 April 2014, 15:15 GMT): President Dilma has sanctioned the bill in the NetMundial event. Marco Civil is now a law in Brazil. Livestream: blog.planalto.gov.br In the eve of the...

East Timorese Protect Land Rights Against Australian Cement Plant Deal

The announcement of a new cement plant project by an Australian company in Baucau, northeast of East Timor, has led local community groups to set up a non-governmental organization “to protect...

The Africanized Experience of Lisbon

The media and racial stereotypes [pt], through the perspective and experience of two specialists in the area of the study of race, both Afroportuguese, born in Lisbon, Portugal. is the topic...

Voters Turn Out En Masse in Guinea-Bissau's First Post-Coup Elections

About 400 citizen observers monitored elections, which are expected to put an end to the crisis that began two years ago with a military coup in Guinea-Bissau.

Artists Re-imagine the ‘Woman Who Was Dragged’ and Killed by Brazil's Military Police

Blog Think Olga invited artists to send portraits of Claudia Silva Ferreira, a woman who was killed at the hands of Brazil's military police.

Brazilian Congress Approves Pioneering Bill of Rights for Internet Users

Marco Civil has finally been approved in the lower house of Brazil's Congress and next should be voted in Senate. The bill of rights for Internet users became a worldwide trending topic...

Brazil's Internet Bill of Rights Ignites Storm of Posts

Activists who support Brazil's bill of rights for Internet users, known as the #MarcoCivil, and who have Facebook or Twitter accounts are invited to participate in a large-scale campaign on social networks...

‘The Subject': A New Crowdfunding Tool for Brazil's Independent Media

Aimed at providing an alternative to the traditional business model of media production, a new crowdfunding platform for independent journalism has been launched in Brazil. O Sujeito (The Subject) [pt] is hosted by the...

“Happy” Video Exposes the Other Side of Rio de Janeiro

Inspired by the “worldwide contagious happiness” that was sparked by Pharrell Williams’ viral music video “Happy“, as can be seen in hundreds of dancing videos from around the world, Brazilian group of video-makers Jeitinho...

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I also wrote these originally in Portuguese:
2013
MarBanned Music and Missing Voices in Angola
JanNobel Peacemaker Ramos Horta's Mission to Guinea Bissau
2012
DecTransparency in Extractive Mega Projects in Mozambique | Political crisis in São Tomé and Principe
NovBrazil: Rio de Janeiro Demands Better Sanitation
OctPortugal: Citizen Digital Activism
| Brazil: The Cry of Resistance of the Guarani Kaiowá
SepPortugal: Citizen Digital Activism | Brazil: Media, Citizenship, and Public Policies Under Debate | Brazil: Threat to the Autonomy of Indigenous Lands
AugGuinea-Bissau: Women, Citizenship and “Mandjuandades”
MayMozambique: President Rejects Social Networks | Cape Verde: Encouraging Storytelling and Creative Writing
AprGuinea-Bissau: Coup d'etat and the Angolan military misson
MarBrazil: “Kilombos”, Stories of Slaves Bridging Three Continents | Guinea-Bissau: Constitutional Limits on the Presidential Elections | Portugal: Subversive Priest's “Homily” to General Strike on YouTube | Brazil: Mihoko Satou, a Bridge-Blogger After the Japan Earthquake | Brazil: Navy Surrounds Quilombo Community Slated for Eviction
FebBrazil: Quilombo Community in Bahia About to Be Evicted | Portugal: Web Users Debate Portuguese Private Copying Bill
JanPortugal: State Radio Silenced after Angola Opinion Piece
2011
DecOnline Highlights from the Portuguese-Speaking World in 2011
NovEast Timor: Building One Country Out of Many Languages
OctPortugal: Vídeos e Fotos do 15 de Outubro | Portugal: Democracy Takes to the Streets on October 15
JulPortugal: “Junk” National Debt Rating Provokes Online Demonstrations | Guinea-Bissau: International Day of the African Child
JunEquatorial Guinea: A Language that Ignores Human Rights
MayPortugal: Adrift, With a Bailout in the Works
FebA declaration of love to the Portuguese language, in all its variations | Angola: Mass Evictions Displace Thousands
JanPortugal: Reflections on Egypt
2010
NovGuinea Bissau: Dictatorship of Consensus and Aly's Temptation for Accusations | Brazil: Eradicating the Indigenous Guarani Kaiowa
JunPortugal: A Tribute in Unison to Saramago


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