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O boom ambiental na imprensa - Uma análise das notícias sobre desmatamentos e queimadas na Amazônia da década de 70 aos anos 2000

Author(s): Luciana Miranda Costa

Journal: Desenvolvimento e Meio Ambiente
ISSN 1518-952X

Volume: 17;
Start page: 47;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: deforestation | forest fires | Amazon | Brazilian media.

This article presents the conclusions of research (PARD/UFPA/CNPq, 2006) that analyzed the significant role of the press in exposing environmental issues in the past decades (1975-2002), with emphasis ondeforestations and forest fires in the Amazon. This article points at the media as an essential multiplier agent of information to the digital media, the role of the Brazilian government in the root causes of environmental problems in the Amazon, the causes and effects of deforestations and forest fires in the region and the social agents involved in this process. About 1.300 reports published in Brazilian newspappers and magazines during the last decades were analyzed.

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