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Luis Bustamante's images of Chile's estallido social - which began on October 18, 2019, now a whole year ago - speak for themselves. Most were taken of protesters in Santiago around Plaza Baquedano, renamed by protestors as Plaza de la Diginidad. Others cover graffiti and stencil work that popped up during this period, taken in a range of Chilean cities.
Both the United Nations and World Health Organization have labelled the spread of disinformation during the coronavirus crisis as an ‘infodemic.’ ‘We have faced pandemics before,’ said Graham Brookie, Director of the Atlantic Council Digital Forensics Laboratory, ‘but never in an era in which humans are so connected and with as much access to information as they...
This article was researched and written by José Cícero da Silva for Agência Pública, LAB’s São Paulo partner Translated for LAB by Tom Gatehouse. You can read the original (in Portuguese) here. 1 April 2020: We talked to five communications activists on the frontline of the fight against the pandemic in...
Social media outlets, such as Twitter and WhatsApp, played a major role in the protests that spread across the Americas in 2019. In Chile, hashtags raised awareness of the protests online and explained the reasons why Chileans were taking to the streets. #Chiledespertó (#Chilewokeup) and #ChileQuiereCambios (#ChileWantsChanges) were two commonly used examples. This also meant that...
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In June of 2013, the Brazilian streets became scenes of protest. Our next speaker, armed with smartphones and cameras, brought the sights and sounds of these protests to the world’s attention. Together with his group of citizen-journalists,...
Simon Hartog's definitive 1993 investigation into the power of TV in Brazil, and the power of TV Globo in particular. Partly a history of TV in Brazil; partly an examination of Globo's innovations and its cultural power; partly a revelation of how that cultural power was used to support successive right-wing regimes.
Simon Hartog's definitive 1993 investigation into the power of TV in Brazil, and the power of TV Globo in particular. Partly a history of TV in Brazil; partly an examination of Globo's innovations and its cultural power; partly a revelation of how that cultural power was used to support successive right-wing regimes. ...
Simon Hartog's definitive 1993 investigation into the power of TV in Brazil, and the power of TV Globo in particular. Partly a history of TV in Brazil; partly an examination of Globo's innovations and its cultural power; partly a revelation of how that cultural power was used to support successive right-wing regimes.
Simon Hartog's definitive 1993 investigation into the power of TV in Brazil, and the power of TV Globo in particular. Partly a history of TV in Brazil; partly an examination of Globo's innovations and its cultural power; partly a revelation of how that cultural power was used to support successive right-wing regimes.
Papo Reto, Portuguese for “Straight Talk”, formed as a citizens’ journalist collective in 2010 in response to government efforts to rid Complexo do Alemão – one of Rio de Janeiro’s largest favelas –of the drug-trafficking gang Comando Vermelho. We met the group in April as it celebrated a bittersweet victory. Thanks to Papo...

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