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Fernando Sapelli

Coming from a Film and New Medias background, I seek to utilize this knowledge towards projects with a social and humanitarian content. Among stories, characters and interviews, I continue to discover the true value of new technologies. Through the volunteer and indepedent project “People of Change” [www.fernandosapelli.com], I document the work of several international non-profit organizations, providing them a global voice.

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Latest posts by Fernando Sapelli

13 June 2012

Brazil: Online Impressions of Brazilian Identity

Since the declaration of Brazil as an independent nation in 1822, Brazilian identity has gone through several changes spurred by economic, social and cultural transformations. But is there a common...

11 April 2012

Brazil: Human Rights Violation in Several Prisons

General conditions in all Brazilian prisons remain the focus of much debate. In a country where 1 in every 262 adults is in prison, solutions to assure a reduction of...

6 March 2012

Brazil: Pay TV Giant Campaigns Against New Act

Act 12.485/1, approved by Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff on September 2011, establishing new rules for pay television, has already created controversy among satellite television providers, subscribers and independent producers. Satellite...

20 January 2012

Brazil: Toll Roads, Constitutional or Too Much?

After the approval of the Urban Mobility Law in the beginning of 2012, a discussion surrounding toll roads in all national territory came back into play. According to the law,...

29 October 2011

Brazil: Niobium, National Mineral Wealth at Knock Off Prices?

Niobium, also known as columbium, is among the most utilized metals in the world, and Brazil has the great majority of global deposits. However, exploitation of niobium within Brazil raises...

26 September 2011

Brazil: The Real Value of Half Price Tickets

Even though there is a federal law in Brazil for half price tickets to cultural shows - as the greatest portion of the public can only afford half of the...

14 September 2011

Brazil: Floods Hit Santa Catarina State Again

Intense rains over the state of Santa Catarina in Brazil’s South Region have once again caused floods in several cities. Since September 8, floods, flash floods and landslides have hit...

8 September 2011

Brazil: Does Crime Pay? The Truth About Reclusion Benefits

The Brazilian government’s initiative to offer a benefit to prisoners’ family members and dependents has sparked the debate in online citizen media because of a propaganda email chain against the...

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