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.]
Latest posts by Sara Moreira from July, 2010
São Tomé & Principe: Political Background for a Voting Day
The 25th of July 2010 is a voting day for local and regional government in São Tomé & Príncipe. Blog OPLOP posts a report about the political system and the current electoral situation in a country that celebrates its 35th anniversary this month [pt].
Brazil: Training Citizen Media in the Suburbs of São Paulo
A new citizen journalism project is underway in the poor, marginalized suburbs of São Paulo. Journalist Bruno Garcez launched blog Mural [pt] where he posts citizen media tips and interacts with his students. The new citizen reporters are also invited to publish their reporting and explain the process they have...
Portugal: Seagulls Invade the city of Porto
A seagull problem has been occurring in Porto's historical center. Portuguese netcitizens report that the birds are hungry and fearless and have even killed pigeons. For Cristina Santos, they are scaring tourists with their attacks on the garbage piled in the streets. Marta, a tourist, witnessed what she calls a...
São Tome & Principe: Environment endangered by oil exploitation
A floating oil rig has recently and “mysteriously” appeared off coast of São Tomé & Príncipe, as blog Island Biodiversity Race reports. The blogger, who is researching about the island's unique fauna and flora, shares his worries on the major environmental changes that occur due to exploitation of oil resources,...
Guinea-Bissau: The Role of Women
Blog Novas da Guiné Bissau [pt] shares a video preview of Fala di Mindjeris, a documentary about the women of that country. In a different blog, Paula da Costa, talks [pt] about their important role in that society and reports on a violent attack led by the military against three...
Equatorial Guinea: Portuguese as its Third Official Language
An online petition [pt] against the entry of Equatorial Guinea to the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) has been launched by Portuguese and Mozambican organizations. Brazil and São Tomé & Príncipe [pt] support President Obiang intentions. In case the country is accepted, Portuguese will become its third official language...
Guinea Bissau: “Kilimanjaro” of Waste
Aly Silva sarcastically announces the Kilimanjaro from Bissau, referring to what he believes to be the biggest pile of garbage in Africa, where even crocodiles can be found. The so-called mountain has been growing along a road in the capital of the Guinea Bissau – a country that doesn't have...
Cape Verde: Behind the Concept of National Branding
Bloggers from Cape Verde have been discussing the originality of the logo which resulted from a national tourism branding competition: some say it lacks quality, others question its link with the national identity. In response, designer Rafael Fernandes created a blog to explain the concept.
Guinea Bissau: Unfair Trading Promotes Poverty
A mini documentary titled Quem Paga? [Who Pays?, pt] featuring the production of cashew in Guinea Bissau – one of the five poorest countries in the world – unmasks the cycle of poverty being fueled by Western consumers, while demanding fair trade to put an end to poverty.
East Timor: Collection of Pictures including Military Aircraft Carrier
Alex Castro posts a selection of photos from daily life in East Timor, including some featuring the American aircraft carrier, USS Peleliu, docked off coast in front of the Government Palace, due to the International Crocodile Military Exercise [pt].
Mozambique: Rapper Takes a Stand on Homosexuality
In a post titled Gayism is sinful[pt], Mozambican rapper Azagaia takes a stand on homosexuality: he defends “equal rights and opportunities for all Men. (…) No matter which sexual orientation”. Though the subject is rarely discussed in the southern Africa region, there is a debate tonight about “Sexual Orientation and...