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Lula's Foreign Policy according to the press: an analysis of media position

Grant number: 11/06355-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2011
Effective date (End): December 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics
Principal Investigator:Elizabete Sanches Rocha
Grantee:Isabella Soares Curce Minini
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais (FCHS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Franca. Franca , SP, Brazil


The foreign policy of the government of Luis Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-2010) was marked by intense effort to project Brazil onto the international scene, whether politically or economically. The country's qualification among the so-called "emerging", along with other BRIC countries, has highlighted brazilian international acting, that during Lula acquired characteristics of engagement, giving new emphasis to conceptual projects already underway or assuming various practices of previous administrations. When presenting new directions in the conduct of foreign policy, Lula gets international attention especially in the second term, even among media. Internally, these vehicles assumed by their news various positions on the matter after the events during the period. Thus considering the role of information and media in contemporary society, especially on public opinion and the reputation of Lula's foreign policy, this paper seeks to analyze by analysis of discourse how was the perception of the Brazilian press regarding the conduct of the country's foreign policy during the second period by such mandatory (2007-2010).

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