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 February, 2011
A declaration of love to the Portuguese language, in all its variations
On February 21 Global Voices in Portuguese commemorated International Mother Language Day with a tribute to the lusophony in all its linguistic and cultural diversity. Read the blogsphere's reflections on the first novel dedicated to the Portuguese language, Milagrário Pessoal - the most recent work by the Angolan author José Eduardo Agualusa.
Angola: Mass Evictions Displace Thousands
A large-scale demolition in Lubango carried out by the government of Angola, has already left in its wake over 5,000 displaced people in the southwest of the country. Upon reconstructing this puzzle from blogs, the image that persists of the social consequences of the demolitions is tragic.
Portugal: Fight against prejudice on transgenderism
In her blog, Eduarda Santos – a portuguese advocate for transgender rights – points several examples [pt] of transphobic prejudice by the mainstream media. In January she had posted a thorough analysis [pt] of President Cavaco Silva's enactment against the change of name and gender of transsexual people.
Brazil: Trial for murder of Guarani Kaiowa begins
Update on GV's post Brazil: Eradicating the Indigenous Guarani Kaiowa. The trial of the accused for the murder of chief Marcos Veron resumed on February 21. The website Indigenous Peoples Issues translates an article by CIMI (Indigenous Missionary Council) about the mobilization of Guarani indians to accompany the trial.
Brazil: Learning culture and portuguese language
In the International Mother Language Day, take some time out to check the Portuguese Blog by Transparent Language and read about the Brazilian culture and its Portuguese language variant. Have fun learning how to use sarcastic expressions such as “para variar” and “depois“.
Sao Tome and Principe: Press freedom in jeopardy
The blog Autores e Livros (Authors and Books) writes [pt] and shares a petition against the censorship of “the only Saotomean TV program feeding the democratic system”, Em Directo (Live). In a letter to Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada, Reporters Without Borders condems the dismissal of its host, the poet and...
Angola: Zaire Province Forgotten
Diário da África [pt] reproduces an article by the journalist Makuta Nkondo about the political, economic and social context of the “forgotten” Zaire province in Angola. The author claims that though Zaire – together with Cabinda – is considered one of “Angola's economic lungs” it “does not benefit from the...
Angola: National languages in some schools
The Government of Angola announced [pt] the introduction of seven national languages in the curricula of basic education in 2011, “to bridge the learning gap of children whose mother tongue is not Portuguese”. Meanwhile, more and more schools “which dispense references to Angola” are openning, according to BWE Angolano's blog...
Portugal: A journey blog to Antarctica
On the blog Permantar-2 [pt] you can follow Gonçalo Vieira's scientific journey to the Antarctic Peninsula. The Portuguese researcher – who is part of an international study about the permafrost and the consequences of climate change on it – invites all readers [pt] to send questions related to the campaign.
East Timor: Affordable telephony and collateral outcomes
Lemi Soares, from the blog IT Forum [tet], shares a video from Linux Conference Australia 2011, where he presented Dili Village Telco – a pioneer open technology deployment that aims to provide affordable telephony and to promote the creation of sustainable businesses for local people.
Portugal: Reflections on Egypt
Portuguese bloggers react to the wave of revolts in Tunisia and Egypt in recent weeks, relating it to issues in their country. In this post we select some of reflections by Portuguese citizens on the scenario of change in comparative, and local and international perspectives.
East Timor: Unique footage from 1975
On his Youtube channel, Marc Smith (@PsychologyMarc) shares his father's unique film footage from after East Timor's civil war, when the territory was on the brink of Indonesia's invasion, revealing the weak legacy of the former Portuguese colonizer and the humble strength of “maubere” mountain people.
Angola: “Melon of gold” uncovers social gap
Angolan netizens express their revolt in dozens of comments to a recent news [pt] about melon price speculation. The fruit is sold in one shop of Luanda for USD 105. In 2010 Luanda was considered the most expensive city in the world for expatriates. Almost 10 million [pt] Angolans still...