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Brazil's Largest Newspaper Quits Facebook, Accuses it of Harboring ‘Fake News’

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:35:46 +0000

Folha's editor accused Facebook of "...banning professional journalism from its pages in favour of personal content and opening space for ‘fake news’ to proliferate."

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Netizen Report: Can Brazil’s Government Use Google to Manipulate Public Opinion?

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 21:49:25 +0000

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

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Offering ‘Beer, Meat and Oppression,’ A Carnival Group Wants To Celebrate Brazil's Military Dictatorship

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 20:48:08 +0000

The Public Ministry of São Paulo will investigate the organizers of the event which, according to the prosecutors, insults the rights to truth and memory and promotes apology for the crime of torture.

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Netizen Report: Fearful of ‘Fake News’, Lawmakers in France and Brazil Want to Limit Free Speech Before Elections

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:17:07 +0000

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

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A Photo Shows a Boy Watching New Year's Fireworks. Why Do Some Brazilians Assume He's Sad and Poor?

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 23:36:13 +0000

"The people looking at the picture are pre-conditioned to understand that the image of a black person is associated with poverty and abandonment...This pre-condition is structural racism..."

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Brazil Introduces Tougher Regulations on ‘Fake News’ Ahead of 2018 Elections

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 17:46:13 +0000

A committee with members of the army, the federal police, and the Brazilian Intelligence Agency will monitor and possibly order the blocking of false news reports on social media.

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This Brazilian Doctor Says Science Has Evolved, but Stigma Against HIV Remains

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 06:24:16 +0000

"The voices of people living with HIV are neglected by the media, which often portrays them as victims, or examples not to be followed, under the auspices of promoting prevention"

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After 121 Years, the First Indigenous Singer Performs at Brazil’s Teatro Amazonas

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 15:19:32 +0000

The theatre was built in the late 19th century with the wealth from rubber exploitation in the Amazon, which brought devastation for the indigenous communities in the forested region.

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Art Exhibitions Fall Into the Crosshairs of Brazilian Conservatives

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 18:32:30 +0000

"Not even in the period of the dictatorship was an exhibition with 263 works by 85 artists closed."

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If You Want To Understand Brazil, You Should Check out Its Memes

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 16:50:32 +0000

"Brazilians don't care if you don't understand their language and their jokes, they will talk to you — or Katy Perry, or Nicki Minaj — as if you were Brazilian”

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Brazil’s Belo Monte Hydroelectric Plant License Is Suspended Again

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 16:27:07 +0000

The works are frozen until the hydroelectric plant improves the resettlement housing for the hundreds of displaced families in Altamira, Pará, Brazil.

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Indigenous Rappers from Brazil Are Using the Internet to Bring Their Message to the Masses

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:54:05 +0000

“I speak the truth, I don't want to be like you/I sing about various issues and with that I am showing/That indigenous voices are the voices of today.”

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Is Rio de Janeiro at War? Its Residents Debate

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:42:34 +0000

A newspaper decided to create 'war pages' to cover Rio's rising violence numbers and cases. The decision raised questions if it does any good for Rio itself.

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A Retired Teacher and Granddaughter of Slaves Gives Her Personal Account of Racism in Modern Brazil

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 10:42:03 +0000

Diva Guimarães asked for the microphone during a literature festival and recounted her experience with how Brazil treats the black population. Video of her talk went viral.

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What Once Was the Main Slave Port in the Americas Is Now a World Heritage Site

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:45:08 +0000

The recognition forces Brazil to acknowledge a period of its history that it still struggles to fully confront.

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