Sara Moreira

Post-digital media freelancer
Dissident IT engineer
Seldom writer & translator
Independent researcher
Amateur solidarity economist
Farming & Permaculture apprenctice
Former homemade yogurt producer

«For as soon as the distribution of labour comes into being, each man has a particular, exclusive sphere of activity, which is forced upon him and from which he cannot escape. He is a hunter, a fisherman, a herdsman, or a critical critic, and must remain so if he does not want to lose his means of livelihood; while in communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticise after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, herdsman or critic.» [nor —ist] – Marx

What I’ve been doing


Main areas of work (and a few examples)


Moving Cause (co-founder, 2009-present), a non-profit association with projects such as Transitionese (2016), Transition Network’s project to expand the translation capacities of the global movement; AMEP (2014-2016), a community-supported food exchange group using Porto’s local currency; and O Som é a Enxada (2015-present), a radio show on community-supported agriculture, in partnership with Rádio Manobras.


Global Voices was my “school” of citizen media, digital activism and journalism, and my job from 2010 to 2014, as the Portuguese language countries editor.
I still collaborate, now and then, mainly as translator / proofreader of reports by GV’s partners, such as Media Legal Defense Initiative, International Press Institute, Web Foundation, among others.

futureplaces (copywriting, 2015, 2016)


Generation E (2014), a cross-border data-driven investigation on South-European youth migration

Youth in Play (2015), a long form investigation on the hiring of African and South American minors by European football teams


Three of my favourites are Devir Menor (2012), on architectures and critical spatial practices in Ibero-America, Buildings Remnants (2012), an essay-project on post-industrial spaces, and The Nation Room / Embassy of No Land (2013).

… but there are more, such as Bagabaga Studios’ partner eXchange (2015), on stories of migrant women entrepreneurs, Generation E and Youth in Play (see Journalism & Data)