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Elisa Thiago

I have been exposed to different cultures and environments over the years, having lived in 4 countries and 10 cities. So, I have grown to appreciate the way one can think globally while behaving locally! And I appreciate that.

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Latest posts by Elisa Thiago

3 June 2014

This Santomean Scholar Wants You to Help End Racial Stereotyping in Media

Grada Kilomba, expert on racial studies at the Humboldt University, Berlin, talks about how the same media which helps reinforce racial stereotypes should be mobilized to rebuild a positive identity.

10 March 2014

The Role of Portuguese-Language Community Radio in Australia and East Timor

For 2014 World Radio Day, we spoke with Manuel Ribeiro, one of the voices of the programme "Portuguese Voice", broadcast for the Portuguese community in Australia.

24 January 2014

March in Mozambique Capital Tries to ‘Rescue’ President Armando Guebuza's Image

The march came at a time when political instability is rocking the central and southern regions of the country,

8 January 2014

Brazil's ‘Silent Revolution’ in Education, Inspired by Portugal

Imagine a school without classrooms, schedules or exams. A curriculum which is decided upon by the children, through consensus, and which includes subjects such as circus and meditation.

19 December 2013

Mapping the ‘Urban Commons’ of Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul and Athens

Pablo de Soto's research project discusses the control governments have over societies' shared goods, and establishes a connection between the commons and production as collectively owned resources.

16 December 2013

VIDEO: Hydroelectric Power in Southern Brazil ‘Neither Really Clean, Nor Really Cheap’

A video report produced by Coletivo Catarse takes a look at hydroelectric plants along the Uruguay River in southern Brazil and raises questions about the real costs of hydroelectric power.

2 December 2013

INTERVIEW: Comics that Dispel Black Stereotypes in Brazil

"I imagine that a truly healthy society must recognize and engage in dialogue with the voices that arise from within its borders. "

16 September 2013

Ancient Pyramid Destroyed in Peru as Developers Eye Land

Peruvians are struggling to protect a 4,000-year-old archaeological site that is being threatened by real estate development.

26 July 2013

Brazil's Indigenous Demand ‘No More Dams’

After the release of scientists kidnapped by the Mundurukus last June, the Brazilian government agreed to meet the indigenous and listen to their claims.

5 July 2013

Brazil Stockpiles Arsenal of Non-Lethal Weapons Ahead of World Cup

The Brazilian government has purchased thousands upon thousands of non-lethal weaponry, including tear gas and Taser guns, from arms firm Condor to use as part of its security strategy during...

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