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Miriam Leitao

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Miriam Leitao is a reporter and columnist for O Globo and Radio CBN in Brazil. She is also a commentator on Globo TV Network and runs her own blog, www.miriamleitao.com, hosted at Globo online at www.oglobo.com.br. She was awarded Columbia University’s Maria Moors Cabot Prize in 2005. Close.

Miriam Leitao

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Miriam Leitao is a reporter and columnist for O Globo and Radio CBN in Brazil. more »

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April 5, 2007 1:03 PM

Masterful Coup Despite Finger-Wagging

The seizure of British sailors – and their surprising release – seemed to be Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s perfect publicity stunt. He caught the world’s attention, made them gasp and then suddenly offered a goodwill gesture, just before Christian Easter. The media has displayed his smiling photo with the happy British marines all over the world. The value of this image as a means to gain public appraisal is obvious. The whole episode is an undeniable master’s coup.

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June 22, 2007 1:40 PM

In Rio, Journalism Under Siege

“Inside O Globo” is a column dedicated to behind the scenes stories about our work as reporters, published in the newspaper in which I write my own column. O Globo’s journalists are its characters. The last issue was not about one of us, but about Alan Johnston. Every journalist in the world shares his drama. Nothing justifies violence against journalists.

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October 29, 2007 10:14 AM

Threats Distract from Bush’s Vanishing Power

President Bush is so predictable! He needs a war, he desperately needs an enemy, and he wants to refurbish his vociferous threats against Evil. Who is Evil? It doesn’t matter. Once upon a time it was Saddam Hussein and his unseen stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Today it is necessary to replace the headless Saddam, and nobody is a better choice than the president of Iran.

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November 2, 2007 10:09 AM

Define “Dangerous”

What does “Pakistani danger” mean? It depends. One of my heroes is Mukhtar Mai, a Pakistani and one of the bravest women on Earth. After a tribunal sentenced her to be gang-raped, Mukhtar turned her personal suffering into a collective victory when she decided to fight her aggressors in court. She has been fighting violence against women, medieval tribal trials and the caste system since her tragedy.

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