Rio de Janeiro’s favelas are the city’s affordable housing stock, but they are also arguably the world’s most stigmatized communities. The Olympic media spotlight this year offers an unprecedented opportunity to straighten out the narrative on these neighborhoods once and for all and pave the way for productive policies. Below, journalists can find essential materials about Rio’s favelas and the city’s pre-Olympic transformations, organized to support informed and nuanced reporting through the Games.
What Journalists Need to Know About Covering Favelas
More Inspiration for Your Stories
Rio Policy Reference Pieces
Five Must-Reads on Pre-Olympic Rio
Five Must-Reads on Vila Autódromo
Get to Know What’s Great About Favelas
Visit a Favela on a Community-led Tour