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 October, 2011
“Law Without Borders” Between Brazil, Angola and Portugal
Brazilian lawyer and researcher Vanessa Bueno, based in Portugal, launched the blog O Direito Sem Fronteiras (Law Without Borders) [pt] where she gives tips and writes reviews about legal issues, especially for migrants between Portugal, Brazil and Angola. She has also created a group on Facebook aiming to promote debate.
East Timor: Petition to Keep the Country Debt-Free
The Movimento Kontra Deve (Movement Against Debt) and East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) have launched a joint petition to “For a Debt-Free Timor-Leste”. The Government of Timor-Leste is currently free of debt. Despite current substantial income from petroleum resources, the government has announced plans to begin borrowing.
Portugal: Photos and Videos of October 15 Protests
The October 15 protests in Portugal, calling for “participatory democracy, transparency in policy and the end of the precariousness of life”, gathered around 80,000 in the main squares of the country. Citizen reporters used online platforms to share photo and video reports of events.
Portugal: Democracy Takes to the Streets on October 15
In Portugal, on the global action day scheduled for October 15, 'democracy will take to the streets' in a protest for 'participatory democracy, transparency in policy and the end of the precariousness of life'. The mobilization is however, being prepared quite sparsely on Facebook, and without the backing of major media.
Portugal: Lisbon Hosts Citizenship 2.0 Event
On October 13, Lisbon is going to host an event about new platforms that promote dialogue in society, aiming to stimulate the discussion between the Portuguese government, public administration, NGOs and citizens – Cidadania 2.0 (Citizenship 2.0). Some sessions are going to be livestreamed [pt], and the hashtag #cid20 is...
Brazil: Digital Storytelling from a Squatted Building in Sao Paulo
Ipiranga 895 [pt] is the address of a squatter settlement [pt] in a São Paulo building that was occupied for less than two months, from October 3, 2010, until the police followed a court order to evict more than 1,000 homeless people. It is now the virtual address of a...
Brazil: Mobilization on Twitter Takes Down Pedophile Blog
Following wide mobilization in social media, Brazilian netizens managed to take down a pedophile blog in a matter of hours after the first alert was made on Twitter, on the morning of Monday, October 3.
Cape Verde: Fishing Agreement with European Union
Cape-verdean journalist Odair Varela, on his blog, makes a critical analysis [pt] to the new agreement between Cape Verde's government and the European Union for the exploitation of the country's vast fishing resources.
Portugal: Watchdog of Public Domain
A blog that aims to act as a watchdog of public domain in Portugal [pt] and beyond was recently launched.
Brazil: Historic Speech at UN for Brazil's First Female President
Dilma Rousseff, the first female president elected in Brazil, has also become the first woman to open an annual meeting of the General Assembly of United Nations, on September 21. The historical speech is discussed and debate by bloggers.
Brazil: Protest Condemns Violent Death of African Student
Guinea-Bissauan Toni Bernardo da Silva, a student at the Federal University of Mato Grosso, Brazil, was brutally murdered in front of a restaurant on September 22. The crime has caused outrage among the academic community who are demanding greater security for its African-Lusophone students.