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Marta esteves de almeida Gil

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 1989

Brazil
Marta is setting up an information system for the physically, mentally and sensorially disabled. The system will collect, produce, and disseminate important information for this currently neglected sector of the population, and with this service, Marta expects to influence public policy, thus... Read more

Gustavo Gindre Monteiro Soares

Ashoka Fellow since Nov 1995

Brazil
A leader in a growing community of communications specialists in Brazil, Gustavo Gindre Monteiro Soares has assembled a group of socially aware communications professionals to devise new ways of using communications to reach and serve average citizens. Employing a "living laboratory" methodology,... Read more

Paulo Lima

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2006

Brazil
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. Read more

Paulo Rogério Nunes

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2009

Brazil
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... Read more

Reinaldo Pamponet

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2009

Brazil
Reinaldo fosters the development of citizens as collaborators, entrepreneurs and knowledge producers. Through a methodology that creates new opportunities for cooperative learning, he is helping youth in Salvador and Sao Paulo create their own socially responsible enterprises, products and services... Read more

Vincent Carelli

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2009

Brazil
Brazil's more than 200 indigenous peoples are largely voiceless and suffer from the country's worst living conditions. They are often perceived by mainstream society as unusual, primitive, or violent. Vincent Carelli battles such prejudice and discrimination with Video in the Villages, a program... Read more

Marta Porto

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2010

Brazil
Marta Porto is driving lasting behavior change around key social issues that are poorly understood in Brazil. She has developed a new paradigm for communication whereby she tailors social messages through dozens of media tools in order to communicate with thousands of micro-audiences. By effectively... Read more

Christian De Boisredon

Ashoka Fellow since May 2014

France
Christian is incentivizing the first global community of leading editors-in-chief to focus on solutions in the media, versus the traditional focus on failures and problems. By facilitating large scale content sharing, he is giving agency to major media players to systematically increase the... Read more

Gangadhar Patil

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2017

India
Gangadhar is triggering the network effect in media, by building a technology platform that connects rural reporters to national and international news publishers. Read more

Theodoros Anagnostopoulos

Ashoka Fellow since Dec 2017

Greece
In an era of vast flows of unfiltered information, when the general public often cannot distinguish between science, pseudoscience and anti-science, Theo creatively engages schools, scientists, journalists, and the general public to create a culture of science literacy. Read more