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RioOnWatch Resources for Journalists

Rio de Janeiro’s favelas are the city’s affordable housing stock, but they are also arguably the world’s most stigmatized communities. By straightening out the narratives on these neighborhoods, journalists are in a position to pave the way for more productive policies. Below, journalists can find essential materials about Rio’s favelas and the city’s transformations, organized to support informed and nuanced reporting.

RioOnWatch Policy for Reporting and Working with Journalists

The Basics







What Journalists Need to Know About Covering Favelas







Visit a Favela on a Community-led Tour







Sustainable Community Solutions







Policy Reference Pieces







Favela Policy Recommendations







Favela Voices: Opinion, Media, and Community Organizing














Monitoring Olympic Legacy







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