Inspired to learn Portuguese by my father's collection of LPs from late 1960s Brazil. Lived in Brazil, Portugal and East Timor. I am an ex-aidworker, perpetual-novice anthropologist working on projects combining technology, communications and social transformation.
You can follow my signed blog posts at @JanetGunter. I also help promote GV's Europe In Crisis coverage.
Latest posts by Janet Gunter
21 June 2014
Inspired by the tinkerers and fixers of the developing world, Janet Gunter and Ugo Vallauri's project seeks to help the world by helping people give their electronics longer lives.
20 April 2014
1 April 2014
A conflict with roots in the struggle for independence comes back to shape the political agenda in East Timor. Mauk Moruk, an ex-guerrilla expelled from resistance forces in 1984, returns.
9 November 2013
24 October 2013
22 October 2013
The attack of government defense forces against a base of the main Mozambique opposition party, may mark the end of 1992 peace deal. On Twitter, many chorus "no" to war.
29 September 2013
28 September 2013
Excitement is overflowing in Mozambique as the national women's basketball team triumphed over Nigeria during the final seconds of a quarterfinals match. The "Samurais" next face Cameroon.
27 September 2013
Giants of the surveillance sector get contracts in a number of Brazilian cities to monitor citizens during the games of 2014 - from security scanners to remote tracking software.