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Latest News from Rio de Janeiro's Favelas

January 13-26, 2018
Volume IX Issue 2
Breaking News from RioOnWatch
EVICTION TACTICS Inexplicable Sky High Electric Bills Threaten Rio das Pedras, Escalate Fear of Eviction - Tyler Strobl, RioOnWatch human rights reporter
Questioning Media Representation of Favelas
MEDIA MONITORING Fake News in Rio: Newspaper Headline On “Drug Traffickers’ Swimming Pools” in Favela Has Zero Basis - Michel Silva, Favela em Pauta
FAVELA CULTURE Anitta’s Global Hit ‘Vai Malandra’ Music Video In Context: Favela Funk and Passinho - Lucy McMahon, RioOnWatch researcher-collaborator
RESEARCH The Baixada Fluminense on Twitter: An Analysis of News and Perceptions - Fábio Silva, data_labe
REPRESENTATION Not Your Average Brazilian Model - Geoff Levy & Emily Buder, The Atlantic
FILM The Legacy of 'City of God' on Brazil's Favelas - Farah Cheded, Film School Rejects
Security: Spotlight on Jacarezinho
COMMUNITY VOICES #VoicesFromSocialMedia on the Police Operations in Jacarezinho - Luisa Fenizola, CatComm Public Policy Analyst
MILITARY Brazil’s Armed Forces Participate in Operation in Rio’s Favelas - Jay Forte, The Rio Times
POLICE Eight Arrested in Major Security Operation in Rio Slums - Latin American Herald Tribune
SECURITY POLICY Refusal to Respond to Calls Highlights Demise of Rio’s UPP Program - C.H. Gardiner, InSight Crime
Brazil in Times of Change
POLITICS Brazilian court upholds corruption conviction for ex-president Lula - Dom Phillips, The Guardian
TECHNOLOGY Broken Connection Part 1: When There Is No Internet Access - Escola de Jornalismo Énois and data_labe
FEMINISM Beyond #MeToo, Brazilian women rise up against racism and sexism - Alvaro Jarrin & Kia Lilly Caldwell, The Conversation
Grassroots Initiatives
ENVIRONMENT ‘Living Coastal Forests 2018’ Event Plants Seedlings and Discusses the Deterioration of Rio’s Beaches - Luisa Fenizola, CatComm Public Policy Analyst
BUSINESS Mania de Boteco: A Bar in the Sky - Juarez Becoza, Culinary Backstreets
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