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The PT governments also created a special adviser take care of the foreign press. This means that Brazil is able to show the international media in a more efficient way the progress and the challenges of a country that has become a protagonist in the world economic and political sphere.

Secom organized international press conferences for various ministers of state. In partnership with Embratur, it also organized various press trips (guided trips for journalists), for presenting the natural and cultural attractions of Brazil.

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The Time for Regional Press

Just as the use of federal government funds for publicity has become regionalized, access to the press gained the same advantages. Through the Secretary of Social Communication of the Presidency of the Republic (Secom) began to respond directly to regional vehicles.

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Strengthening regional media assures more access to information

The Lula government established the concept of technical media, to cover all of the budgeted funds for publicity to which each vehicle communication has a right.

In addition to this progress, the Lula and Dilma administrations promoted the ease of Internet access in public spaces and collective agencies such as schools, libraries, hospitals, public squares, airports and lan houses. The Federal Government in 2012 created the Digital Cities program Cidades Digitais, which already provides benefits to more than 300 municipalities throughout Brazil.

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The Lula and Dilma administrations promoted the accelerated expansion of the Telebras fiber optic network, using the available structure of the company and partnerships with state companies (Eletrobras, Eletronorte, Chesf, Petrobras), states, municipalities and the private sector.

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Telebras will also be responsible for the construction, in partnership with Embraer, of the Geostationary Satellite for Defense and Strategic Communications (Satélite Geoestacionário de Defesa e Comunicações Estratégicas (SGDC)). The companies will create a joint venture for the initiative, Visiona, and R$ 1.3 billion will be invested in the construction of the Brazilian satellite.

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To provide internet access at higher speeds and lower cost the Federal Government is developing the first project for a cabo submarino estatal, (State Undersea Cable) to provide a data connection between Brazil and Europe.  There are five cables of thie type currently in operation, four linking Brazil to the Untied States and one with Europe.  All of these, however are owned by companies in the private sector.

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Internet for all

One of the most important advances of the National Communications Conference (Confecom), was the decision to make access to broadband Internet is one of the fundamental rights of the people, as well as the establishment of this service in the public realm, as a way to guarantee the universalization, continuity and regulation of prices. This proposal gave birth to the National Broadband Program (PNBL), coordinated by the Ministry of Communications.

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Dilma approves the Civilian Framework for the Internet during the NETMundial, an event that introduced new bases for international regulation of the Internet / Photo: AFPAnother important step for the democratization of communications in Brazil was the approval of the Civilian Framework for the Internet, created and sanctioned, respectively by the administrations of P

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Combating the concentration of the means of communication

In 2009, the Lula administration held the First National Communication Conference (Confecon), attended by 1163 participants at the national level anded 8507 participants at the State level. Confecon collected a total of 6064 proposals.

Among the principal proposals were: