Media Center

Catalytic Communities supports journalists committed to deepening understanding and knowledge on favelas in constructive ways that support their inclusive development. We do this both by speaking directly with journalists as a source, providing story ideas, and connecting journalists with a range of community voices on-the-ground, and by publishing RioOnWatch, through which media outlets can keep abreast of favela perspectives and latest events, gain nuance and perspective from researchers and observers, and get ideas for stories that have yet to be told.

RioOnWatch: Our Community News Site

As Rio de Janeiro prepares for the World Cup 2014 and 2016 Olympics, the city is undergoing rapid urban transformations. Private investment, construction and infrastructure [...]

Journalist Support

There are many important and fascinating stories to be told in Rio today. Many involve the city’s favelas. Yet rarely are community voices represented. This is partly due [...]

Favela News Digest Archives

Our monthly Rio News Digest compiles, in one place, the latest news and opinion on Rio’s favelas from our community news site RioOnWatch, as well as what broader news [...]
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