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Paulo Lima founded a low-cost, effective print publication to spark the participation of children and teenagers in civic life and decision-making. He also helps adult readers understand and respect the perspectives of young people on issues of critical importance to the community.

Mass communication plays a key role in cementing cultural beliefs about gender and behaviors that may encourage discrimination. Jacira Melo founded the Instituto Patrícia Galvão to join together media and women’s rights organizations so that they could collaborate on issues of gender discrimination, violence towards women and strategies to counteract the male-dominant culture of Brazil. To...

In the field of communications, there is a striking power imbalance between big urban centers—which generally act as content producers—and rural communities—which typically become content consumers. It is precisely because this situation perpetuates social inequalities that Edgard Patrício created a network of radio broadcasters, community members and thematic experts to produce and...

Organization: Comum - Catarse

Through Catarse, Luis Otávio Ribeiro is pioneering a new way of mobilizing citizens to be more active in the citizen sector, by using technology to enable participation.

Organization: Instituto Media Etnica

In Brazil, the power of the media to celebrate the diversity of its population, particularly citizens of African descent, has rarely been harnessed. Paulo Rogerio Nunes is training black and white media professionals to foster interracial understanding in mass and alternative media. Paulo Rogerio also advocates and facilitates the inclusion of diversity issues in the curricula of journalism...

Organization: Transparencia Hacker

Daniela Silva is combatting the lack of government transparency and civic participation in Brazil using the Internet and digital technology. Daniela recognizes that by opening up government data and sharing it in an accessible manner, she is creating a culture that supports citizens’ abilities to play a role in the changes they want to see.

Luciana Zaffalon has developed a unique multisectoral approach to promote both the right to a public defender and fairness within Brazil’s criminal justice system. She combines judicial and legislative reform with powerful public outreach to promote rights-respecting practices in the media and amongst the Brazilian public.

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