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Taisa Sganzerla

I'm the News Editor of Global Voices. I help manage our team of newsroom editors and ensure our stories meet the highest possible journalistic standards.

I used to be a reporter, mostly filing from Brazil, but also from Southeast Asia and Europe.

You can most often find me on Twitter ranting about something.

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Latest posts by Taisa Sganzerla

Racism Almost Made Brazil’s First 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Quit Judo

"They said judo wasn't for me, that was a embarrassment for my family. Now I'm an Olympic champion in my own home".

Uproar, Victim-Blaming on Brazilian Social Media After Gang Rape Video Shared on Twitter

"This reveals a society that is criminal and violent against women, which sees that a woman’s body as made for man's consumption."

Brazilian Musicians Mount an Orchestra Against Brazil's Interim Government

Late German composer Carl Off's "Carmina Burana" was turned into a chant of "Fora Temer" (Temer Out), against Michel Temer's interim government.

A Breakdown of the Current Version of Brazil's Cybercrimes Bill

Following criticism, the Commission made some changes to the most controversial elements of the legislation. But a battle still lies ahead.

Under Brazil's Cybercrime Bill, Social Media Sites Could Become ‘Permanent Agents of Vigilance’

"If somebody insults a politicians on a social media platform, the platform will be obligated to remove the content in a maximum of 48 hours."

Your Guide to Understanding Brazil's Political Crisis

Brazil has gone into a freefall in the past three weeks, with events unfolding so quickly that spending so much as a moment offline risks missing out the latest news.

WhatsApp Is Back on in Brazil. But Why Was It Blocked in the First Place?

The judge who issued the order based her decision on a provision of Marco Civil, Brazil's so-called "Bill of Rights" for the Internet.

Do You Know the Story of Brazil's First Black Female Legislator?

More than 80 years ago, Antonieta de Barros became the first black woman elected in Brazil. But she's hardly a household name. One filmmaker has tried to change that.

Sao Paulo Officials Declare ‘War’ on Students’ Occupy Movement

Many public schools in São Paulo will be restructured or even closed under a new plan. More than 300,000 students are expected to need to transfer to new schools.

As Toxic Mud Ravages Brazil's ‘Sweet River’, People's Trust in Government Sours

"I feel an enormous sadness, a profound anger and unspeakable shame to live in a such negligent and irresponsible country."

Brazil’s Modern Day Slave Owners Don't Want Their Names on the Web

Multiple court rulings have led to the censorship of Brazil's "dirty list" that identifies companies engaged in forced labor practices.

In Brazil, Where Abortion Is Illegal, a Domestic Worker Faces Public Scrutiny After Abandoning Her Child

A woman working as a maid in São Paulo, who abandoned her infant child "out of desperation," has received public condemnation, media criticism, and sparked a discussion of women's rights.

Dying for a Drink? This New Web Series About São Paulo's Drought Might Be for You

From the politics behind São Paulo's water management to the illusion of water as a limitless resource, this Web series presents the dire predicament of Brazil's largest city.

A Syrian Refugee Wants to Crowdfund His Own Restaurant in Brazil

Syrian refugee Talal Al-Tinawi is making his new Brazilian dream come true by crowdfunding to open a Syrian-Lebanese restaurant to share his love for cooking with the locals.

Brazilian Police Are Preventing Poor Black Teens From Visiting Rio's Upscale Beaches

"They think we're thieves because we're black," a 15-year-old told a reporter.

The Right's New Clothes: How Old Neoliberal Ideas Have Been Charming the Latinamerican Youth

A network of US neoconservative think tanks is financing young Latin Americans to fight the leftist governments in Venezuela and Brazil, defending old flags with new rhetoric.

Israel Appoints Former Leader of West Bank Settlers as New Ambassador to Brazil

Dayan publicly opposes the two-state solution and has previously told the press that ‘those who do are either naïve or liars'.

Brazilian Music Legends Caetano and Gil Will Perform in Israel Despite Calls to Cancel

Ex-Pink Floyd member Roger Waters and former apartheid campaigner and Nobel Prize winner Desmond Tutu have publicly asked the duo to boycott Israel over its treatment of Palestinians.

As Typhoon Season Approaches, Families Displaced Last Year Still Await Permanent Shelter in the Philippines

"To lose my children is hard enough. All I wish now is that the government takes care of the shelter so I can start over again."

In a Music Video, Refugees Say Thanks to Brazil for Welcoming Them

There are 7,700 people from 81 countries with refugee status in the country, according to the Brazilian National Committee for Refugees.

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