Silio Boccanera
London-based freelance Brazilian journalist; contributor to current affairs programmes on Brazilian television channel GloboNews

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Silio studied economics and journalism at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and received an MA in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California.

He started his journalism career with the newspaper Jornal do Brasil, first in Rio, then as correspondent in Los Angeles and Washington. During this period, he covered US events and the insurgencies in Central America, including the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua.

He later transferred to London in the 1980s, where he started to work as international correspondent for Globo TV of Brazil, covering important events in the region, including the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982, the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the Gulf War in 1991.

Silio left Globo TV in the mid-90s and started working as a freelancer, first in France, then eventually contributing more regularly to the all-news channel GloboNews, where he co-presents two current-affairs type programmes: Milenio (along the lines of BBC’s ‘Hard Talk’) and Sem Fronteiras (similar to BBC’s ‘Panorama’).


Sunday 23 October, 16.00 Frobisher 1-3
Crumbling BRIC: what future for Brazil?