Coverage Conspiracy?


“Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.”
― Joseph Heller, Catch-22

“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.” ― Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow

It’s curious, the light coverage from the global media outlets that events in Brazil have gotten (at least up until today). Even those newsrooms that wrote about the protests placed it somewhere in the back of the paper, wrote an uninformative article, and focused on the wrong issues.

Many of us here in Brazil have also had strange issues with social media when trying to post information about the protests, including being blocked from posting, being kicked off the social network systems multiple times, or just having internet and cell phone service (two separate providers) shut down for hours.


Paranoid? Maybe. But as Woody Allen said, “Paranoia is knowing all the facts.”

Just in case you aren’t getting the facts, here is a round-up of my fellow bloggers’ reporting – writers who don’t have to answer to the powers that be. (Still waiting for Ray and Jim to throw in their 20 centavos…)

Brazil Protests, the book is on the table

What PEC 37 is and Why It is SO Important to Brazil, Rachel’s Ranting in Rio

Brazilians are daring to hope, Qualidade de Vida

What is Happening in Brazil? Rachel’s Rantings in Rio

Protests Redux – São Paulo, Brazil in My Eyes

It’s Not About 20 cents, Rachels Rantings in Rio

Blue Skies and Better Days, Brazil in My Eyes

Brazil: No, It’s Not About the 20 Cents, Random Notes from South of the Border

Primavera Brasileira, Bossa Breezes

Something positive from the protests, Eyes on Brazil

It’s basic human rights, stupid! Deep Brazil

Brazil’s Protests: The Giant Awakens, Adventures of a Gringa

Not just about 20 centavos, The Brazil Move

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8 Responses to Coverage Conspiracy?

  1. I completely agree. I even tweeted the same a few times and got little interest. it’s bizarre. There’s dozens of cities both in Brazil and around the world holding marches and planning more. Most have set up FB pages with new protest march details. I have been able to post protest info to twitter, google+ and FB most of the day but the internet connection has been bad. Happy to share.In sleepy Saquarema we’re far from the action but happy to help where we can.

    • It’s awesome you are helping to support! There are some articulate, English speaking Brazilians trying to reach the foreign audiences, but I think a little bit of our help will push the message further.

  2. I’m living in Juiz de Fora, MG, and have had no problems with the internet — so far. I’ve been posting stuff on FB and in my blog. If you don’t mind, I’ll put my blog links here FYI. (I’m doubling posting as both links have the same posts.) See you in the streets!

  3. Reblogged this on born again brazilian and commented:

    Re-posting with additional fellow blogger reports on the protests!

  4. Rachel says:

    Thanks for the links and also for including me 🙂

  5. Pingback: Coverage Conspiracy? | Expat in Brazil

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