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Olympics 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. 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.

The Basics







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







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