Favela Media Activism and Its Legacy for Civic Engagement in the Olympic City of Rio de Janeiro

Favela residents, especially youth, have used online and offline media against human rights violations for a while now in Rio. Media technologies and journalism techniques have been increasingly important components of the struggles of low-income, peripheral populations.

In this article, Dr. Leonardo Custódio shares results of his doctoral research on the growth in political organizing thanks to favela media activists since Rio was announced host to the 2016 Olympic Games.

Text originally posted on Rio on Watch. See here.

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