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Journalism, Activism and Passion: A Look at Citizen Media in Brazil

[All links lead to Portuguese language pages]

“Citizen Media encompasses passion” and “does away with the arrogance of journalists”, states Débora Medeiros, co-editor of the Portuguese language branch of Global Voices. She was referring to the circulation of information over the net during an interview with Brazilian e-magazine, ‘Impressão Digital 126′ (#ID126).

Various perspectives on journalism and digital activism are also brought to light in another article by Paula Morais for the same blog; (an “enterprise”) by the Office of Digital Journalism from the Federal University of Bahia's Faculty of Communication (Facom), part of the university's journalism degree. Bringing together testimonials from Brazilian volunteer journalists ‘Mídia Ninja', the Union of Professional Journalists of Bahia (‘Sinjorba’ to use its Portuguese acronym) and Global Voices (through the interview with Débora), the article broaches subjects such as the quality of the content produced by groups who circulate news with their own agenda, access to information, and the emerging risks for mainstream media.

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