Monday, January 27th marked the launch of the Brasil Post, the brazilian version of the Huffington Post in partnership with the Abril Group, one of Latin America’s legendary media companies. For more than half a century, Abril has been telling the story of Brazil, in magazines like Veja, and Exame, two main news and business magazines in Brazil. The Huffington Post’s is the first South American edition, of the HuffPost.
Brazilians are social by nature, both online and off, making Brazil the perfect place for The Huffington Post to expand our platform, which is all about conversation and engagement. With more than 100 million Internet users and more than 50 million smartphones, Brazil is as hyper-connected as any country in the world. It is now the third largest market in the world for Facebook and the fifth largest for Twitter.
The website kicks off with blogs from Congressman Marcelo Freixo on the problems of the Brazilian prison system; renowned journalist Gilberto Dimenstein on how to practice journalism in the new media era; popular transgender writer Laerte with a comic strip on how it feels to grow up; the feminist and entrepreneur Bianca Santana on her experience wearing a turban in her daily life; and journalist Renata Rangel on how her decision to move from the city to the countryside was influenced by Third Metric values.
The Brasil Post will be a hub where all Brazilians can come to share their passions or simply cross-post from their own blogs and add a new distribution channel to what they’re already writing.
For more information on the BraziPost launch.