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 November, 2010
Portugal: Updates on 24/11 General Strike
Follow hashtag #GreveGeral (General Strike) for Twitter updates on the general strike taking place in Portugal today and blog 31 da Sarrafada [pt] for a “minute by minute” online clipping of events. Twitter hashtag #GreveNao (No Strike) is being used by anti-strike movement supporters.
Portugal: Citizen Videos Promoting 24/11 General Strike
Youtube profile GreveGeral2010 [General Strike 2010, pt] gathers several one minute videos promoting today's mobilisation of Portuguese citizens against the austerity budget to be voted this week in the Parliament, following 2010 European sovereign debt crisis.
Guinea-Bissau: The Dictatorship of Consensus and Aly's Temptation for Accusations
With the blog Ditadura do Consenso, António Aly Silva became the most visible and active face of Guinea-Bissau's blogosphere. In this interview, Global Voices tries to understand why Aly can't resist the temptation of accusations, and how is it to be a subversive blogger in the country.
Brazil: Eradicating the Indigenous Guarani Kaiowa
Guarani still represent one of the most numerous indigenous people in Brazil, though they are profoundly affected by the loss of almost all their land in the last century. In the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Guarani Kaiowa, one of three groups descended from the original, are the target of constant attacks and victims of an alarming rash of suicides.
East Timor: A Foreigner's Impressions on the celebration of Massacre anniversary
Rory Hoipkemier, from blog At His behest in Timor Leste, writes about the “First Introductions” that most impressed and inspired her in the first days as a volunteer in Dili. She describes the “solemn and collective” 19th anniversary celebration of the Santa Cruz Massacre that took place on November 12.
Brazil: An Interview about Citizen Media in Peripheral Communities
Journalism in the Americas blog published an interview with Brazilian journalist Bruno Garcez [en, pt, es], the creator of Mural [The Wall, pt], a citizen journalism project about news from peripheral communities in Sao Paulo.
Portugal: Broadening the NATO Lisbon Summit Debate
International relations researcher Bruno Oliveira Martins, has launched a series of guest posts in his blog Tratados [Treaties, pt&en], written by analysts and academics on issues related to NATO and the Lisbon Summit (November 19-20). The aim is to broaden the debate and to raise awareness about the scope of...