I’m impressed on how much the World Social Forum is getting interest from the communication media. I can’t remember our local news with updates from the previous Forums. Even the national news is going into daily reports directly from the Forum.
I few years ago, this was something unthinkable. The government was radically right wing; news about this forum was something against the political direction of the government. Even when you governor got in his chair, the Forum moved to Africa, ’cause of these discrepancies. But now, even him bend over and it is not complaining. Even better: he just disappeared completely.
Now, for some opinions of someone that is not a brazilian, you can read the Lawrence Lessig blog for his opinions.