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 September, 2011
Brazil: Citizens Blame Governor for Police Charge on Teachers
Brazilian citizens used the hashtag #CidEspancaProfessores (Cid beats teachers) in solidarity with public school teachers who were beaten by the police on September 29. That day, a proposal of the governor Cid Gomes for changes in the career development of teachers was passed in the Legislative Assembly of Ceará. After...
Guinea-Bissau: Celebrating Independence with a Tribute to Aristides Pereira
On the 38th anniversary of PAIGC's (African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde) declaration of independence of Guinea Bissau, many bloggers are paying tribute to the leader of the struggle at that time, Aristides Pereira [pt], who later became the first President of Cape Verde. Pereira died...
Portugal: Citizens Ask Icelanders About Democracy
Portuguese bloggers and activists are getting inspired by Iceland's practice of direct democracy in response to the crisis that the country has faced. Sara Moreira reports.
Guinea-Bissau: Unique Footage from 1969-74
Pierre Fargeas, a former aircraft technician from France, shared a unique film footage of daily life in Guinea Bissau from 1969-74 on Youtube.
Brazil: Amazon Defender Under Threats Requests Protection
The Brazilian rainforest defender Raimundo Belmiro urges the authorities for protection after death threats “for his activism against the destruction of the Amazon jungle”. The message is spreading in both Brazilian and international blogosphere.
Angola: “The General's Advice” on Facebook
An Angolan general who who feels the “need to moralize society, [as the] the ordinary citizen feels betrayed by politicians”, has created a profile and a page on Facebook called “The General's Advice”. In one of his most recent notes, he offers advice to political power while addressing current affairs...
Mozambique: Remembering the Bread Riots With Video
One year after the Mozambican “bread riots”, Global Voices author Amanda Rossi shares a video with images from the unrest.