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

  1 July 2014

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 nothing to hide, using encryption helps protect the privacy of people you communicate with, and makes life difficult for bulk...

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

  11 June 2014

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 World Cup opening ceremony? Almost instantly it was a worldwide trending topic on Twitter and people from all over the...

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

  14 May 2014

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 updates from the ground can be followed in the website bissauvote.com, which provides a map of reports that are being collected by a...

East Timorese Protect Land Rights Against Australian Cement Plant Deal

  21 April 2014

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 and preserve the communities’ rights to their culture, development and traditional land rights.” According to the community organization, Kapeliwa, the government...

The Africanized Experience of Lisbon

  20 April 2014

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 of a new podcast. An interview with Grada Kilomba, academic of Santomean origin at the Humboldt University Berlin, translated into...

Brazilian Congress Approves Pioneering Bill of Rights for Internet Users

  26 March 2014

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 on Twitter, following a large-scale campaign that was promoted during the day of the vote, March 25, 2014, under the hashtags #MarcoCivil and #EuQueroMarcoCivil (I want...

Brazil's Internet Bill of Rights Ignites Storm of Posts

  25 March 2014

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 to pressure the National Congress to vote on the current version of the bill. An article by Julie Rovono on TechCrunch explains how...

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

  24 March 2014

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 crowdfunding website Catarse, which wrote about the new venture [pt] coming at a time of transition for media funding: O veículo impresso está...

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

  22 March 2014

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 Carioca (“Shit Cariocas Say”) has created a local version for Rio de Janeiro with a satirical tone.  Besides showing people...

Activists Mobilize for Passage of Brazil's Internet Bill of Rights

  12 March 2014

Internet rights activists are in Brasilia today to pressure the National Congress to approve the Brazilian bill of rights for Internet users, known as the Marco Civil. One of them is former Global Voices collaborator Diego Casaes, who works with global civic organization Avaaz and wrote on Facebook [pt] before heading to the capital city:  Hoje...

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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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