Brazil: Deeper Media Coverage of Belo Monte Dam Needed
A lot of information is shared everyday around the world about controversy surrounding the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric powerplant in the Amazon. At the same time, however, it is unclear how well circulated the concerns of those to be directly affected - the river-dwellers,'caboclos and indigenous peoples - by what some have labeled pharaonic' construction work.
For Verena Glass, journalist and communications coordinator for the social and environmentalist collective Movimento Xingu Vivo Para Sempre (Movement [River] Xingu Alive Forever) [pt], Belo Monte is not a matter for Brazilians only, as it deals with human rights violations.
In April 2011, after several traditional communities... [via Global Voices Online]
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