A small transistor radio is well worth taking along on your
Brazil travel northeast, if only to listen to some music.
There are numerous FM Brasil radio stations that play local
music and reception should be good enough for you to pick up
the BBC world service.
But there is another side to Brazilian radio, which many observers
believe has been made into a political force. Since the ushering
in of democracy in 1985, many politicians are said to have come
to own or control commercial broadcast outlets, with their
concessions being auctioned by the Federal Government. Further,
that since 'many journalists use radio stations as a political
platform, it is difficult to differentiate between journalists
Up until the turn of the century, radio stations were mostly
family-owned, with radio being the most pervasive of
Brazil's mass media, having a majority household audience.
Owing to low circulation of newspapers and periodicals in the more
remote regions of some states, the majority of Brazilian people
living in these areas rely on Brasil radio broadcasts to get local
You can listen to
online Bradil radio station here
Brazil News Agencies
There are four major national Brazilian news agencies in the
country, 3 of which are sponsored and maintained by Brasil's most
Though lacking a strong, early press tradition,
Brazilian newspaper has been an influencial mass media, with
comprehensive coverage of international news, current events, politics...
Brazil magazine - editions of popular fashion and women's magazines and Natal Rio Grande do Norte edition; but only if you speak
Portuguese. On your Brazil travel northeast, take your own reading...
Brazil tv has greatly influenced Brazilian society and culture, in
addition to being an important source of information, at every
socio-economic level. On your Brazil travel northeast, cable tv...
Internet access, including broadband Internet is widespread
in the north east, in many hotels, shopping centers, Internet cafes
and is relatively inexpensive to get connected. Just be sure to...
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