Rio de Janeiro’s favelas are the city’s affordable housing stock, but they are also arguably the world’s most stigmatized communities. By bringing nuance to their narratives of these neighborhoods, journalists help pave the way for more productive policies. Below, you can find essential materials about Rio’s favelas and the city’s transformations, organized to support informed and nuanced reporting.
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