Freelance Journalist. PhD candidate in Human Rights (University of Deusto), MA in Communications (Cásper Líbero), Bachelor in Intl. Relations (PUCSP). Researcher of Alt. Media, Euskal Herria (Basque Country), Nationalism, Identity, Diaspora and Cyberculture.
Twitter EN/ES: @Tsavkko_intl
Latest posts by Raphael Tsavkko Garcia from July, 2010
Brazil: Disgust at prejudice against atheists on live TV
Robson Fernando comments [pt] on a declaration of the police-show host José Luiz Datena who has “associated atheists and disbelief in God with everything that sucks” and said that “Atheists have no moral boundaries, the most brutal crimes are linked to the ‘lack of God in the heart'” on live...
Spain: First Online Galician Newspaper Closes Down
The first monolingual Galician online newspaper Vieiros [gz] has closed down after 15 years because of financial problems. In a melancholy post, Galician reporter McShuíbhne says the loss of language online amounts to a loss of nation.
Brazil: Electoral Blogsphere Censored
Censorship in the Brazilian blogsphere is an extremely sensitive issue due to a dictatorship past when it was legal. As the presidential elections of 2010 approach, the siege tightens and bloggers react.
Brazil: Death of an Old and Brave Newspaper
Brizola Neto says that one of the oldest Brazilian newspapers, Jornal do Brasil (JB) will cease its printed version and will only run online. The blogger adds that the almost-120-years-old newspaper was a brave opponent to the Brazilian dictatorship (1964-1985) and its disappearance will leave a gap in Rio de...
Brazil: “Paulista” Separatism in a State with 42 Million Inhabitants
A curious map of the state of São Paulo, Brazil, was featured on blog Strange Maps. The blogger gives some background on the “Paulista” separatist movements in that state, which he describes as the West’s Most Populous Sub-Nation.
Brazil: Jokes and the World Cup Octopus
Many Brazilian bloggers started making jokes with the ability of an octopus named Paul to “predict” the results of many matches of the 2010 FIFA Wolrd Cup, incluiding the one of the final match. The funny images can be found here, here, here and here and a website was also...
Brazil: Medium Image represents the FIFA World Cup 2014?
Pierre Lucena comments on his blog Acerto de Contas [Getting even, pt] that there are similarities between the logo of the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the image of the famous Brazilian spiritist medium Chico Xavier.
Brazil: Prejudice against Paraguay in the Media
A diplomatic incident between Brazil and Paraguay broke out in the same day that the latter was eliminated from the World Cup. In focus is a prejudiced video report about the participation of Paraguay in the Cup, which was broadcasted by a Brazilian television channel, Rede Globo's SporTV.
Brazil: Twitter Jokes on a ‘Red Card Player’
Considered by many the main culprit for the elimination of the Brazilian team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup due to his bad behaviour in the football field, player Felipe Melo became the victim of a series of jokes in the twittersphere [pt].
Brazil: Critic to Vatican's position on the death of Saramago
Leonardo Sakamoto criticizes [pt] Vatican's position on the death of portuguese Nobel Prize winner José Saramago. He says that “there are people celebrating the death of Saramago”, referring to an article which was published in Italy's main Roman Catholic newspaper “L’Osservatore Romano”.