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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.

Contact Favela Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press inquiries: press@catcomm.org