Truth Commissions in the Age of the Internet

Although Brazil is one of the last  South American countries to establish some type of truth commission to confront the legacies of its own late-20th century authoritarian regime, the tardiness also means that the truth commission is taking place at a time where, information on the commission’s proceedings and findings can be made immediately available via the internet. The Commission is taking advantage of this fact, creating a website that provides its latest news, as well as a Twitter account that provides updates on the Commission and points other Twitter users to useful sites to answer their questions about the Brazilian dictatorship and human rights struggles. And for those looking for resources in English, the   Transitional Justice in Brazil site is an excellent resource as well.

H/t to Lillie Langtry.

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About Colin M. Snider

I have a Ph.D. in history, specializing in Latin American History and Comparative Indigenous History. My dissertation focused on Brazil. Beyond Latin America generally, I'm particularly interested in class identities, military politics, human rights, labor, education, music, and nation. I can be found on Twitter at @ColinMSnider.
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