I’m Péricles Carvalho, a Brazilian journalist with experience in political coverage, international issues and cultural projects management.
I’m currently based in Aarhus, Denmark, where I’m studying the MA programme “Journalism, Media & Globalisation” in 2012-2013 at Aarhus University. In the 2nd year I’ll specialize in War and Conflicts at Swansea University, UK.
I’m passionate about human rights issues and Latin American studies. Most of the time I write in Portuguese, but I’ll be publishing articles (and thoughts) in English.
During my studies in Brazil I’ve written about Politics to a weekly newspaper called Tribuna do Planalto as a full-time reporter in Goiânia and Brasília.
Academic background in Brazilian and Canadian universities / Communication (Universidade Federal de Goiás) and Political Science (York University – Winter Term 2011).
PHOTO: Coverage of a political event in Goiás State, 2011.
“There is only one way: Go within. Search for the cause, find the impetus that bids you write. Put it to this test: Does it stretch out its roots in the deepest place of your heart? Can you avow that you would die if you were forbidden to write? Above all, in the most silent hour of your night, ask yourself this: Must I write? Dig deep into yourself for a true answer. And if it should ring its assent, if you can confidently meet this serious question with a simple, “I must,” then build your life upon it. It has become your necessity. Your life, in even the most mundane and least significant hour, must become a sign, a testimony to this urge.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet