Leticia’s tour of the Children’s Library in Brazil

July 1, 2016
Community Space
This library has children’s books from all over the world. There is also an interview with Alcides Goulart.

Internet Governance in Brazil

June 24, 2016
Art & Activism
A message from Carlos Alfonso, representative to the Non Commercial Stakeholders Group at ICANN


Carlos Alfonso, representative to the Non Commercial Users Stakeholders Group at ICANN

has posted this notice:

Note: given the recent transition in the Brazilian federal government

Landmark Bill in Brazil Protects Net Neutrality and Privacy on the Internet

March 25, 2014
EX culture minister, Gilberto Gil's petition for internet freedom bill. Moncau & Mizukami comment.

ALAIC Meets in Montevideo: XI Congreso de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Investigadores de la Comunicación

June 2, 2012
Los investigadores de la comunicación de América Latina dice que el congreso fue más grande que los anteriores.

This Congress is the eleventh meeting of Latin American community media researchers.  Many of the papers are on line at the congress site.  The following report is from Bitácora memoriosa  the exquisite blog which is posted by community media pioneer, Alfonso Gumucio Dagron:

From Salvador Brazil to Manhattan Neighborhood Network

July 31, 2011
Elis Carvalo presents a video from Brazil, made by youth in the "Oi Kabum" network.

Global Transmission/Brazil from MNN Youth Channel on Vimeo.

IAMCR Report: A Brazilian Community Appropriates "Favela Tours" and Maps Their Community

July 16, 2011
Santa Marta's Favela Tours Offer Community Meals and Soccer Games with Residents

At the International Association of Media and Communication Researchers meeting in Istanbul this week, Joao Luis de Araujo Maia presented a report on a favela enterprise. Araujo Maia has worked in the favela of Santa Marta for ten years. Santa Marta decided to appropriate the tourist tradition. 

Forming Public Opinion in the Age of the Internet and Cable TV

April 26, 2011

by Luiz Fernando Santoro

The goal of my presentation is to share with you some of my reflections on the issue of Public Media. They were based on my experience as a journalism professor, video and TV producer and member of organizations dedicated to bringing communication closer to public groups. The new forms of journalism that have appeared in the Internet and in Cable TV have renewed my interest on the study of communication. But they have also increased my doubts and established new challenges.