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For original article by Fabio Brisolla in Folha de São Paulo, click here.
Nine out of ten residents of the favelas in Rio de Janeiro, under the age of 30, access the World Wide Web. The majority access the Internet on a computer from home and prioritize social media, such as Facebook, when online.
The above statements resulted from research conducted with residents between 15 and 29 years of age, from five different low income areas of Rio de Janeiro: Rocinha (South Zone), City of God (West Zone), Manguinhos (North Zone), Complexo do Alemão and More >
For original article in Folha de São Paulo in Portuguese click here.
According to research conducted by the project “Solos Culturais” (Cultural Grounds), the use of computers in favela residences has surpassed Internet access from ‘Lanhouses’ (as cybercafés are known in Brazil) – the traditional meeting point of Internet users in low income areas.
Business owner Alexandre Ferreira, 43 years old, had already noticed the change in habit.
“I founded one of the first cybercafes in Rocinha, but closed shop because demand slowed dramatically,” says Ferreira, who closed his business in 2010. With the More >
Imagine yourself seated, somewhat drowsy, in front of the television. All of a sudden, you’re awakened by a news broadcast, given loudly and clearly by Mayor Eduardo Paes, that the community in which you have lived for 40 years is going to be removed. On Friday, October 9th, 2009, this was exactly what happened to the artisan Jane Nascimento de Oliveira, a 54 year-old resident of Vila Autódromo, in Jacarapagua, in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro. On this day, the president of the International Olympic Committee, Beligan Jacques Rogge, announced to the world that Rio de Janeiro had More >