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Media interests

Dr De Matos is avalable for media quests on human rights & social justice; democracy, public law and religion; digital democracy and online avatars; decolonisation and global south politics; the relation between law, culture and art; and socio-political and legal issues focused on Latin American & Brazil. He is also available for specific human rights & public police issues such as police violence, torture and the protection of witnesses, victims and human rights defenders and activists.    

Latest media quests, dissemination of research & specialist opinion include:

Interviews given & Consultancy

  • Consultation to the Open Innovation Team’s work on digital democracy in the Indo-Pacific with the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).
  • Interview to BBC Brazil on the 60th Anniversary of the Brazilian Evangelical Confederation 1962 Conference, and the Human Rights & Religion research project, funded by the Brunel Institute of Communities and Societies: "Christ and the Brazilian Revolutionary Process."
  • A comment on the investigation opened by the Public Prosecution Office in the State of Minas Gerais (MPMG) against hate speech supposedly promoted by Colégio Batista Getsêmani, a baptist faith-based school, against minorities in Brazil. The comment was published by fact-check agency Coletivo Beréia and is available here: "Diretor de Colégio Batista afirma sofrer perseguição religiosa"
  • Interview to Carta Capital on the Brazilian Supreme Court cases of ADIs 5248, 5255, 5256, 5258, about availability of public funding for public schools buying bibles.

Blog posts:

Live TV & Radio:

  • The Brazilian Covid situation: podcast interview by the Renew Our World movement (ROWcast) with Dr Marcus De Matos and José Carlos Muniz from RECAP, on their legal claims taking the Brazilian Federal government and other State and local authorities to court over their mismanagement of the pandemic.
  • Radio interview to Papo de Crente, broadcasted on radio in São Paulo, about the recent arrest of Evangelical pastors accused of corruption and lobbying in the Ministry of Education in Brazil.
  • TV Broadcasted event by Rede TVT: "Cristo e o processo revolucionário: 60 anos da Conferência do Nordeste," promoted by the Brazilian Association of Lawyers for Democracy and the Brunel Institute of Communities and Societies:


Brunel YouTube broadcasted events: