The history of IT, telecommunications and media in Brazil
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- Kermit in the Brazilian elections
- By Fernando Cabral, CEO, PADRAO iX Sistemas Abertos,
Brasilia, [27 April 1995]. KERMIT software played a crucial
role in Brazil's general election of October 3, 1994,
almost certainly the world's largest and most complex
election ever. Brazilians seem to be ready and eager to have
the next election in 1996 completely automated.
- Community Radios Fight for Legal
- By Mario Osava, IPS, 12 March 2000. Thousands of community
radio stations in Brazil are fighting commercial stations
and government agencies in a
guerrilla war for
radiowaves and audience share. The stations are demanding
legal standing in the name of
the media, the right to information and freedom of expression.
- Community Radio Flavela licenced in Bela
- From MichaelP <email@example.com>, 11 March 2000.
Citizens of the favelas, or shantytowns, of Belo Horizonte
have taking part in a community of information, activism and
support. Radio Favela, an unlicensed FM operator that began
in the 70's to provide youth alternatives to drug
trafficking, has won awards from the UN for its efforts.