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Media Mentions 2016

  1. BBC World Service World Have Your Say – August 22, 2016 Rio’s Olympic Legacy [RADIO] by Orla Barry
  2. TRT World The Newsmakers – August 22, 2016 Rio 2016’s Legacy [TV] [Turkey-EN]
  3. WORT Radio – August 22, 2016 Rio After the Olympics [RADIO] by Brian Standing [USA-EN]
  4. The New York Times – August 22, 2016: After Olympics, Rio Is Altered if Not Reborn by Andrew Jacobs [USA-EN]
  5. BBC World Service – August 21, 2016: Live from Rio, Olympics Closing Day [UK-EN]
  6. Real Rio – August 21, 2016: Displaced [VIDEO] by Arman Kazemi [Canada-EN]
  7. Democracy Now! – August 19, 2016 Dave Zirin: Brazilians are Fed Up with U.S. Olympian Ryan Lochte and Privileged First-World Tourists by Amy Goodman [USA-EN]
  8. Edge of Sports – August 19, 2016 The Other Olympic Rio with Favela Activist Theresa Williamson by Dave Zirin [USA-EN]
  9. Columbia Journalism Review – August 18, 2016 Has Olympics coverage shortchanged Brazil by Sarah E. T. Robbins [USA-EN]
  10. Content House Kenya – August 13, 2016 Afro-Brazilian Religion by Roy Gachuhi [Kenya-EN]
  11. The TODAY Show on NBC – August 12, 2016 Santa Marta: Matt Lauer tours one of Rio de Janeiro’s oldest favelas by Matt Lauer [USA-EN]
  12. Content House Kenya – August 12, 2016 A Religiously Committed Environmental Warrior by Roy Gachuhi [Kenya-EN]
  13. RFI – August 10, 2016 Brazil’s favelas pay price of hosting Olympics by Christina Okello [USA-EN]
  14. Vice Sports – August 10, 2016 Rio’s Olympic Legacy Bus System is Leaving Poor and Working Class Residents Behind by Aaron Gordon [USA-EN]
  15. Paralelo Media – August 10, 2016 Fuego Olímpico: La Policía Carioca Como Agente Del Terror by [Ecuador-SP]
  16. BBC Sport – August 9, 2016 Rio 2016: Brazil’s first gold from the City of God favela [UK-EN]
  17. CBC News – August 8, 2016 ‘Benefits? What benefits?’: Residents of Rio’s favelas decry exclusion from Olympics by Susan Orniston [Canada-EN]
  18. Real Rio – August 7, 2016 Opening Ceremonies… Don’t Shoot! by Arman Kazemi [Canada-EN]
  19. openDemocracy – August 5, 2016 Rio’s real vs. unmet Olympic legacies: what they tell us about the future of cities? by Theresa Williamson [UK-EN]
  20. Global News August 5, 2016 Rio 2016: Residents protest high cost of Olympic Games and Lack of Promised Infrastructure [TV] by Jeff Semple [Canada-EN]
  21. CW6  August 5, 2016 RioOnWatch.org Shows A Different Side of Olympics in Rio [TV] by Neda Iranpour [USA-EN]
  22. New Republic – August 4, 2016 Brazil’s Long History of Faking Progress by Steven Cohen [USA-EN]
  23. WHYY NPR – August 4, 2016 Rio Olympic Games Preview [RADIO] by [USA-EN]
  24. NBC.com – August 4, 2016 As Olympic Games Open, Community Mourns Demolished Neighborhood [TV] by Emmanuelle Saliba and Jim Seida [USA-EN]
  25. Al Arabiya English  August 4, 2016 Victory for Olympic displaced despite Rio’s ‘biggest eviction cycle’ by Chris Arsenault [Saudi Arabia-EN]
  26. BNR – August 4, 2016 Rio Favela Residents Have to Tackle Profit First by Katy Sherriff [The Netherlands-Dutch]
  27. International Journalists’ Network (IJNET) – August 3, 2016 What journalists should know before covering the Rio de Janeiro Olympics by Sam Berkhead [USA-EN]
  28. POLITICO – August 3, 2016 How not to write about Rio by Cerianne Robertson [USA-EN]
  29. Fox News Latino  August 3, 2016 Olympic athletes might win, but favela dwellers in Rio have already lost [USA-EN]
  30. Vox August 1, 2016 Inside Rio’s favelas, the city’s impoverished, neglected neighborhoods [VIDEO] by Johnny Harris [USA-EN]
  31. Not Another Sports Show July 30, 2016 Theresa Williamson on Rio 2016 [RADIO] by Neil Parthun [USA-EN]
  32. Bloomberg – July 29, 2016 Google Wants to Invite You on a Walking Tour of Rio’s Slums by David Biller [USA-EN]
  33. Mongabay July 29, 2016 Deficient waters systems, poor sanitation driving Zika in Brazil by Zoe Sullivan [USA-EN]
  34. New Matilda  July 27, 2016 Australia Packs Its Prejudice and Heads to Rio by Ann Deslandes [Australia-EN]
  35. HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel – July 26, 2016: The Lords of the Rings [TV] by Jon Frankel [USA-EN]
  36. Vita International July 26, 2016 The Favelados of Rio: What the Olympics Tell Us by Janaina Cesar [Italy-IT]
  37. El Diario – July 24, 2016: Así sufre Río de Janeiro la represión policial previa a los Juegos Olímpicos by Patricia Martínez Sastre [Spain-ES]
  38. Buzzfeed – July 22, 2016: Busting 8 Myths About Rio’s Favelas by David Robertson [USA-EN]
  39. Buzzfeed – July 20, 2016: 18 Must-Have Moments In Rio During The Olympics by David Robertson [USA-EN]
  40. WBEZ Worldview / NPR – July 19, 2016: The Olympic Bidding Process: Is It Worth It? by Jerome McDonnell [USA-EN]
  41. Le Monde – July 19, 2016: Au Brésil, des cités ghettos pour remplacer les favelas [France-FR]
  42. Buzzing Cities – July 19, 2016: Favela Basics: What is a Favela? [Germany-DE]
  43. Guernica – July 18, 2016: Oportunidade para o Desconhecido: Ann Deslandes entrevista Theresa Williamson by Ann Deslandes [USA-PT]
  44. WDIV-TV NBC Detroit – July 18, 2016: 2016 Olympics preview: Rio’s 5 Ring Circus [TV] by Devin Scillian [USA-EN]
  45. WNYC On the Media / NPR – July 15, 2016: The Favela Angle [RADIO] by Bob Garfield [USA-EN]
  46. Time – July 13, 2016: The Summer Olympics Should Always Be in Los Angeles. Forever. by Andrew Zimbalist [USA-EN]
  47. Al Jazeera The Stream – July 11, 2016: #OlimpiadasPraQuem: Olympics for who? [TV] [USA-EN]
  48. USA Today  June 29, 2016: Residents lose homes to make way for Rio Olympics [Facebook version] [VIDEO] by Martin Rogers [USA-EN]
  49. Vox  June 27, 2016: 2016 Olympics: what Rio doesn’t want the world to see [FacebookYouTube, Portuguese versions] [VIDEO] by Johnny Harris [USA-EN]
  50. Positive News  June 23, 2016: Keeping pace: the Rio residents fighting to keep their communities by Ben Whitford [UK-EN]
  51. Le Monde – June 20, 2016: L’Etat de Rio au bord de la faillite avant le JO [France-FR]
  52. Guernica – June 15, 2016: Opportunity for the Unknown: Ann Deslandes interviews Theresa Williamson by Ann Deslandes [USA-EN]
  53. The Washington Post – June 9, 2016: Facing crime wave, Brazil to deploy 85,000 soldiers and police to guard Olympics by Dom Phillips [USA-EN]
  54. Americas Quarterly – June 3, 2016: Inside Rio’s Favelas: The Fallout from an Alleged Gang Rape: Interview with Theresa Williamson [PODCAST] by Stephen Kurczy [USA-EN]
  55. Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting – June 3, 2016: Jules Boykoff on Rio Games by Counterspin [USA-EN]
  56. Community Digital News – June 1, 2016: Interview with Theresa Williamson, Brazilian Activist by Michael Volpe [USA-EN]
  57. Council on Hemispheric Affairs – May 27, 2016: Rio de Janeiro’s Bitter 2016 Olympic Evictions by Rachael Hilderbrand and Jonas Schlotterbeck [USA-EN]
  58. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre – May 25, 2016: Global Report on Internal Displacement and landing page [Switzerland-EN]
  59. International Journalists’ Network (IJNET) – May 18, 2016: RioOnWatch launches guide to encourage nuanced news coverage of Rio de Janeiro Olympics [Portuguese version here] by Sheila Taylor [USA-EN]
  60. The New York Times ‘Room for Debate’ – May 16, 2016: Holding the Olympics in Rio Was Always a Bad Idea by Theresa Williamson [USA-EN] [Click here for Portuguese translation]
  61. International Business Times – May 13, 2016 Rio Olympics Crime Risk: ‘If You’re a White, Wealthy Foreigner, You’re Safe’ Despite Brazil’s Murderous Reputation by Angelo Young [USA-EN]
  62. Broadly – May 10, 2016 Rio Is Preparing for the Olympics with Forced Evictions and Rivers of Sewage by Mich Cardin [USA-EN]
  63. PRI Radio The World – May 9, 2016 Countdown to Rio: Residents are worried the city is unprepared for the Olympics [RADIO] by Will Carless (CatComm at 3:25) [USA-EN]
  64. BBC Radio 4 – April 26, 2016 100 Days to Go: Olympics and Vila Autódromo [RADIO] by Paul Moss (31:58-40:55) [UK-EN]
  65. The Guardian – April 26, 2016 Change beckons for Vila Autódromo, the favela that got in the Rio Olympics’ Way by Jo Griffin [UK-EN]
  66. RTE – April 25, 2016 100 days from the Rio Olympics: a tale of two cities [Ireland-EN]
  67. The Root – April 18, 2016 How Rio’s Olympics Destroyed a Favela, but Not the Spirit of a Candomblé Priestess by Kiratiana Freelon [USA-EN]
  68. Citiscope – April 8, 2016 Addressing the informal city in the new urban agenda by Greg Scruggs [USA-EN]
  69. The Atlantic – March 31, 2016 What Happens When There’s Sewage in the Water? by Olga Khazan [USA-EN] [Click here for Portuguese translation]
  70. HOOKED UP – March 23, 2016 Do you really know Rio? [VIDEO] by Kylie Flavell [Australia-EN]
  71. The Nation – March 21, 2016 How the Rio Olympics Could Cement a Brazilian Coup by Dave Zirin [USA-EN]
  72. The Guardian – March 9, 2016 Brazil: home of favela resident fighting eviction over Olympics razed by Jonathan Watts [UK-EN]
  73. SVT TV – March 8, 2016 Her House Demolished for the Sake of the Olympics [TV] by Bjorn Nordling [Sweden-Swedish]
  74. International Journalists’ Network – February 29, 2016 Favelas do Rio se Tornam Centro do Jornalismo Local by Alessandra Monnerat [Brazil-PT]
  75. Sky News / AAP – February 25, 2016 Officials bulldoze Rio favela for Olympic road [Australia-EN]
  76. SBS / AAP – February 25, 2016 Olympic fight with favela at flashpoint [Australia-EN]
  77. Journalism in the Americas / Knight Center – February 22, 2016 Community journalists deliver stories from their favelas in advance of Olympics by Alessandra Monnerat [USA-EN]
  78. InSight Crime – February 9, 2016 Rio Olympics: Prospects for Next Round of Favela Occupations by Lloyd Belton [USA-EN]
  79. CBC TV – February 8, 2016 Rio’s Mood [TV] [Canada-EN]
  80. Folha de São Paulo – February 5, 2016 Six months out from Olympics, rich, not poor, are the big winners by Jules Boykoff [Brazil-EN]
  81. EPIC – February 1, 2016 Urban Mobility and “Emerging Consumers” by Laura Scheiber [USA-EN]
  82. WORT Radio – January 26, 2016 Favela Autonomy and the Rio Olympics [RADIO] by Brian Standing [USA-EN]
  83. CityMetric – January 20, 2016: The favela fighting back against Rio’s Olympic development by Adam Talbot [USA-EN]
  84. Radio New Zealand – January 18, 2016: Rio Olympics: corruption, police brutality, and forced evictions [RADIO] by Lynn Freeman [New Zealand-EN]
  85. The Conversation – January 12, 2016: Vila Autódromo: the favela fighting back against Rio’s Olympic development by Adam Talbot [USA-EN]
  86. Global Post – January 2, 2016: Rio’s approach to invading and policing favelas holds some lessons for the world by Will Carless [USA-EN]

Media Mentions 2015

  1. TIME – December 27, 2015: Meet the Impoverished Brazil Residents Who Won’t Move for the Olympics by Sean Gregory [USA-EN]
  2. Yahoo! – December 23, 2015: Rio’s Poorest in Olympic Battles by Steve Larkin [Australia-EN]
  3. Australian Associated Press – December 23, 2015: Rio’s Poorest in Olympic Battles by Steve Larkin [Australia-EN]
  4. Vice – December 13, 2015: The Rio Olympics is Being Used as an ‘Excuse’ to Evict Poor People from Valuable Land by James Armour Young [USA-EN]
  5. The Guardian – October 28, 2015: Brazil officials evict families from homes ahead of 2016 Olympic Games by Bruce Douglas [UK-EN]
  6. The International Business Times – October 28, 2015: Rio Olympics 2016: Local Brazil Governments ‘Resettling’ Thousands of Families Before Games Begin by Michelle Mark [USA-EN]
  7. Global Post – October 27, 2015: #BlackLivesMatter has gone global. And Brazil needs it — badly by Will Carless [USA-EN]
  8. Favela247 – October 26, 2015: Remoções Relâmpago Assolam a Vila Autódromo by Cerianne Robertson and Clare Huggins [Brazil-PT]
  9. Favela247 – September 21, 2015: Mãe de Santo da Vila Autódromo Relata os Horrores da Remoção by Heloisa Helena Costa Berto [Brazil-PT]
  10. CityLab – September 9, 2015: Rio’s Olympic Inequality Problem, In Pictures by Matthew Niederhauser [USA-EN]
  11. Multiplicity: The Right to the City (Pratt Institute) – Fall/Winter 2015: Rio de Janeiro: Grassroots Organizing and Participatory Planning (p. 43) by Royce Gene [USA-EN]
  12. The New York Times – August 20, 2015: Trump Hotel Goes Up in Rio, but His Views Barely Raise Eyebrows in Brazil by Simon Romero [USA-EN]
  13. The Guardian – August 19, 2015: Rio’s Olympic Village: a green housing dream, but a gentrification nightmare [VIDEO] by Ana Athayde [UK-EN]
  14. Favela247 – July 17, 2015: Aos 81, Dona Dalva Resiste na Vila Autódromo by Brooke Parkin [Brazil-PT]
  15. BBC World Service – August 5, 2015: Live from Rio, One Year to the Games [UK-EN]
  16. TV Folha de São Paulo – July 15, 2015: Comunidade premiada é desalojada para abrigar Vila Olímpica no Rio [VIDEO] by Laura Lewer [Brazil-PT]
  17. Media4Freedom – July 14, 2015: Cenários latino-americanos: os diferentes contextos da favelização nos países em desenvolvimento por Thiago Melo [Brazil-PT]
  18. Fifa and the Perfect Con – June 14, 2015: Fifa and the Perfect Con [VIDEO] by Ryan Chapman [UK-EN]
  19. ESPN FC – June 14, 2015: World Cup a year on: Going back to Brazil amid the FIFA scandal by Vivek Chaudhary [USA-EN]
  20. The Spokesman Review, KFVS & others – June 14, 2015: Holdouts in Rio: Slum resists eviction in shadow of Olympic Park by Stephen Wade [USA-EN]
  21. Bee Hive – June 13, 2015: Appropriate Technology [USA-EN]
  22. Associated Press Video Archive – June 9, 2015: Favela families resist Olympic evictions [USA-EN]
  23. US News & World Report – June 9, 2015: Rio slum resists evictions in the shadow of nearby 2016 Olympic Park by Stephen Wade [USA-EN]
  24. Architectural Review – May 30, 2015 A New Threat to Favelas: Gentrification by Theresa Williamson [USA-EN & Brazil-PT]
  25. MoMA Inside Out – April 21, 2015: Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo: From ‘City of God’ to Cities of People by Athina Balopoulou [USA-EN]
  26. Duke TODAY – April 21, 2015: Four Duke Seniors Selected as Hart Fellows [USA-EN]
  27. Conference on World Affairs – April 10, 2015: Poverty Reduction: It’s a Small World After All [USA-EN]
  28. Conference on World Affairs – April 10, 2015: Humanitarian Intervention: When to Get Involved [USA-EN]
  29. Conference on World Affairs – April 9, 2015: Burning Issues in Latin America [USA-EN]
  30. Conference on World Affairs – April 8, 2015: NGOs: High Risk, High Reward [USA-EN]
  31. KGNU Radio – April 7, 2015: Catalyzing Marginalized Communities in Latin America by Joe Richey [USA-EN]
  32. Conference on World Affairs – April 7, 2015: Global Drug Supply, Legal and Illegal [USA-EN]
  33. Conference on World Affairs – April 7, 2015: Lessons on Unsustainable Cities [USA-EN]
  34. SVT TV – March 22, 2015: They Want to Tear My House Down for 17 Days of the Olympics by Bear Nordling [Sweden-Swedish]
  35. MIT Displacement Research & Action Network – March 20, 2015: Displaced by the Olympics: Can Favela Residents Gain Market-Rate Compensations in Rio de Janeiro? by Annemarie Gray and Lawrence Vale [USA-EN]
  36. Favela247 – March 9, 2015: Homenagem às Seis Milhões de Mulheres de Favelas [Brazil-PT]
  37. IEDP University of Michigan – February 9, 2015: UPPs Take on Social Development by Katie Collins [USA-EN]
  38. IEDP University of Michigan – February 3, 2015: Favela Tours: A shift towards sustainable tourism? by Corey Ackerman [USA-EN]
  39. Witness– January 9, 2015: Documenting Rio’s Resistance: Interview with ‘State of Exception’ Director Jason O’Hara [USA-EN]

Media Mentions 2014

  1. Viva Favela – December 15, 2014: Site alternativo dá visibilidade no exterior by Juliana Portella [Brazil-PT]
  2. GloboNews – December 11, 2014: Canadense vítima do ‘Boa Noite Cinderela’ segue em busca [Brazil-PT]
  3. International Journalists’ Network – December 10, 2014: What news organizations IJNet readers turned to in 2014 by Ashley Nguyen [USA-EN]
  4. The Miami Herald – December 8, 2014: Sporting events leave Rio’s favela residents terrified by Vinod Sreeharsha [USA-EN]
  5. Fala Roça – November 7, 2014: Blog estrangeiro traduz reportagem do Fala Roça [Brazil-PT]
  6. Maré de Notícias – November 1, 2014: Os Riscos de Título de Propriedade by Theresa Williamson [Brazil-PT]
  7. Ramapo Register – November 6, 2014: Founder of RioOnWatch Visits Ramapo to Discuss Hyperlocal Journalism [USA-EN]
  8. The Rio Times  October 28, 2014: Community Members Fight Closure of Museu da Maré by Chesney Hearst [Brazil-EN]
  9. Favela247 – October 24, 2014: Casas e Comércios da Maré Ganham Grafiti by Andrea Cangialosi [Brazil-PT]
  10. Favela247 – October 23, 2014: Frequentador Pede que Museu da Maré Permaneça by Andrea Cangialosi [Brazil-PT]
  11. Brown Political Review – October 22, 2014: Favela Chic by Francis Torres [USA-EN]
  12. Favela247 – October 16, 2014: Passeata Pede Permanência de Museu da Maré by Andrea Cangialosi [Brazil-PT]
  13. Favela247  October 15, 2014: Moradores de Curicica Protestam Contra Remoção by Ian Waldron [Brazil-PT]
  14. FavelIssues – October 12, 2014: Radical Cities / Radical Changes by Luis Diego Quiros [USA-EN]
  15. Favela247 – October 9, 2014: Bairro Carioca é Modelo de Conjunto Habitacional by Sara McTarnaghan [Brazil-PT]
  16. Favela247  September 29, 2014: Pesquisadora Relata Desmantelamento do Programa Morar Carioca by Kate Steiker-Ginzberg [Brazil-PT]
  17. The Independent – September 28, 2014: Music and Elections Take on the Violence of Rio de Janeiro’s Drug Gangs by Donna Bowater [UK-EN]
  18. Favela247  September 18, 2014: Morador de Curicica Busca Forma de Resistência by Ian Waldron [Brazil-PT]
  19. Insight Crime – August 22, 2014: Making Rio’s Pacification Work: The Limits of ‘UPP Social’ [USA-EN]
  20. Brasil247 – August 22, 2014: Becos São Desafio à Saúde e Segurança na Rocinha [Brazil-PT]
  21. Favela247 – August 20, 2014: Vila Autódromo: Uns Resistem, Outros Desistem by Kate Steiker-Ginzberg [Brazil-PT]
  22. RioReal Blog – August 15, 2014: The Favela Alley: Asset or Liability? [Brazil-EN]
  23. Huffington Post Live – July 15, 2014: What’s Next for Brazil Now That World Cup Is Over? by Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani [USA-EN]
  24. ESPN – July 13, 2014: The Rio The World Cup Didn’t Show by Wright Thompson [USA-EN]
  25. Rio Times – July 8, 2014: Early Education Opportunities Lacking in Rio’s Favelas by Chesney Hearst [Brazil-EN]
  26. Favela247 – July 8, 2014: Entulhos Tomam Conta da Área da Metrô-Mangueira by Elena Hodges [Brazil-PT]
  27. BBC World Service – July 7, 2014: Live from Rocinha [UK-EN]
  28. Buzzfeed – June 29, 2014: Why Brazil is Actually Winning the Internet by Julie Ruvolo [USA-EN]
  29. Fifa and the Perfect Con – June 27, 2014: Fifa and the Perfect Con Part 3 by Ryan Chapman [UK-EN]
  30. Canal Unidiversidade [FioCruz] – June 23, 2014: Gentrificação [Brazil-PT]
  31. Canada.com – June 17, 2014: Favela residents resist money to relocate by George Johnson [Canada-EN]
  32. Democracy Now! – June 16, 2014: Dave Zirin on the World Cup You Won’t See on TV: Protests, Tear Gas, Displaced Favela Residents [USA-EN]
  33. The Nation – June 15, 2014: Dispatches from Brazil’s World Cup: ‘No One Lives Here Anymore’ by Dave Zirin [USA-EN]
  34. Al Jazeera – June 12, 2014: Favela-dwellers challenge Rio’s exotic tours by Elizabeth Gorman
  35. France TV  June 11, 2014: GRAND Soir 3 du mercredi 11 juin 2014 [42 min into program] by Patricia Loison [France-FR]
  36. Al Jazeera America – June 10, 2014: Turning Rio’s Favelas Into a Tourist Attraction by Christof Putzel [USA-EN]
  37. CBC TV – June 3, 2014: Brazil’s World Cup facelift ‘militarizing’ the favelas by Susan Omiston [Canada-EN]
  38. Maré de Notícias – May 2014: Vidigal: Custo de Vida Lá no Alto, Gentrifica… O quê?! by Aramis Assis [Brazil-PT]
  39. PRX – May 27: A Journey through Favelas of Rio de Janeiro [RADIO] by Gianluca Tramontana [UK-EN]
  40. Journeyman Pictures – May 19, 2014: The Dark Side of Rio’s World Cup [VIDEO]
  41. New York Times Dot Earth – May 19, 2014: Exploring the Social and Environmental Challenges as Brazil Prepares for Two Sports Spectacles by Andrew Revkin [USA-EN]
  42. Pace University Media – May 13, 2014: “Green vs Gold” – Brazil’s Race to Balance its Sports-Fueled Tourism Boom [VIDEO] [USA-EN]
  43. InContext TV – May 11, 2014: Report: The World Cup and Ordinary Brazilians [The Netherlands-Dutch]
  44. O Dia – May 4, 2014: IAB quer proteção às favelas by André Balocco [Brazil-PT]
  45. The Guardian – April 30, 2014: Vision of the future or criminal eyesore: what should Rio do with its favelas? by Simon Jenkins [UK-EN]
  46. LSE USApp – April 28, 2014: People’s right to the city has been eroded by mega-event evictions in Rio de Janeiro by Sue Brownill, Ramin Keivani, and Erick Omena de Melo [UK-EN]
  47. The Guardian – April 23, 2014: The World Cup and Olympics threaten to overwhelm Rio – yet there is time to create a sensation out of disaster by Simon Jenkins [UK-EN]
  48. Fast Company – April 21, 2014: A Look Inside Rio de Janeiro’s Oldest Favela, Threatened by Gentrification and the 2016 Olympics by Ariel Schwartz [USA-EN]
  49. Rádio CBN – April 17, 2014: Especulação imobiliária faz moradores se mudarem de favelas da Zona Sul do Rio [RADIO] [Brazil-PT]
  50. Slate – April 16, 2014: The Rio Residents Displaced by Olympic Spirit by David Rosenberg [USA-EN]
  51. The Nation – March 30, 2014: Brazil’s World Cup Gentrification Through the Barrel of a Gun by Dave Zirin [USA-EN]
  52. PaceBrazil 2014 – March 29, 2014: Favela Living, Step by Step by Charles Cooper [USA-EN]
  53. BBC World Service – March 24, 2014: Pacifying Police Units in Rio’s Favelas [RADIO]] [UK-EN]
  54. Insight Crime – March 24, 2014: Gangs Reassert Themselves in Rio’s ‘Pacified’ Favelas by Miriam Wells [USA-EN]
  55. WBGO Journal – March 14, 2014: In the Way of the Games: Interview with Theresa Williamson by Monica Miller [RADIO] [USA-EN]
  56. Laborátorio de Estudos em Comunicação Comunitária da UFRJ – March 14, 2014: Moradores do Vidigal realizam debate sobre “gentrificação” [Brazil-PT]
  57. O Dia – March 1, 2014: Vidigal contra a especulação by André Balocco [Brazil-PT]
  58. The Washington Post – February 20, 2014: ‘Pacification’ gains tested in Rio slums by Donna Bowater [USA-EN]
  59. Favela247 – February 7, 2014: Remoções no Rio repercutem no exterior [Brazil-PT]
  60. Jornal do Brasil – February 6, 2014: Reportagem do ‘JB’ sobre remoções em UPPs repercute na mídia internacional [Brazil-PT]
  61. Favela247 – February 5, 2014: Imagens e relatos ilustram mudanças no Vidigal [Brazil-PT]
  62. Favela247  January 31, 2014: Moradores do Caju se Unem Contra a Remoção [Brazil-PT]
  63. The Star – January 20, 2014: Brazil’s high price for a safe World Cup: torture and death by Declan Hill [Canada-EN]
  64. Favela247 – January 18, 2014: Santa Marta Luta Contra Remoções Antes da Copa by Jo Griffin [Brazil-PT]
  65. The Guardian – January 17, 2014: Rio’s favela dwellers fight to stave off evictions in runup to Brazil World Cup by Jo Griffin [UK-EN]
  66. To Vima – January 17, 2014: Removing Favelas to Showcase the World Cup by Irini Psychari [Greece-Greek]

Media Mentions 2013

Entenda Favela – December 18: Entenda a Gentrificação na Favela by Daniel Plá [Brazil-PT]
BBC Mundo – December 17: Barrio Carioca: el futuro de las favelas en Río de Janeiro? by Daniel Pardo [UK-Spanish]
IETS – December 11: OsteRio Debate a Regulação do Mercado Imobiliário em Favelas Cariocas  by Anabela Paiva [Brazil-PT] [Click here for English translation]
OsteRio – December 9: Gentrificação: Favelas e Bairros em Transformação no Rio de Janeiro [PowerPoint] by Theresa Williamson [Brazil-PT]
The Atlantic Cities – December 2: Is a Favela Still a Favela Once It Starts Gentrifying? by Jordana Timerman [USA-EN]
Tricycle – Winter 2013: This Buddhist Life: An Interview with Theresa Williamson by Emma Varvaloucas [USA-EN]
BBC Radio 5 – November 10: The Road to Rio [RADIO] by Victoria Derbyshire [UK-EN]
Casa Fluminense October 7, 2013: Cidades Singulares: Planejamento Urbano e Regularização Fundiária nas Favelas Cariocas by Theresa Williamson [Brazil-PT]
Urb.im – October 1: Catalytic Communities: Working to Protect Rio’s Favelas by Catalina Gomez [USA-EN]
Euroman – September 19: Brazilian Waxing: Using two global events to position itself as South America’s new superpower by Christian Martinez [Denmark-Danish]
Newsweek Japan – September 13: We the Favela: Evictions in Tanque by Lianne Milton [Japan-Japanese]
SPIEGEL TV – September 8: Rio de Janeiro – Wie WM und Olympia eine Stadt verändern – Doku by Tanja Dammertz [Germany-DE]
Casa Fluminense – August 23: Encontro Casa debate Regularização Fundiária e Planejamento Urbano by Lívia Cunto [Brazil-PT]
The Rio Times – August 13: Vila Autódromo Community Avoids Eviction by Matthew Elliott [Brazil-EN]
CNN – August 5: Wrecking homes for an Olympic highway by Lianne Milton [USA-EN]
CounterPunch – July 19: Why Rio Has Turned on the Olympics and World Cup by Michael Volpe [USA-EN]
WBEZ Worldview / NPR – July 16: What Did Brazil’s Protests Accomplish? [RADIO] by Jerome McDonnell [USA-EN]
The Nation – June 24: Brazil: Yes, Blame the Damn World Cup by Dave Zirin [USA-EN]
Le Monde – June 20: Brésil: les manifestants restent mobilisés après le recul des autorités by Nicolas Bourcier [France-FR]
The New York Times ‘Room for Debate’ – June 19, 2013: It’s Just the Beginning: Change Will Come to Brazil by Theresa Williamson [USA-EN] [Click here for full response and here for Portuguese translation]
NPR Worldview – June 19: Protests in Brazil and Managing Europe’s Air Traffic [RADIO] by Jerome McDonnell [USA-EN]
The Telegraph – June 18: Protesters flood Brazilian cities over World Cup spending by Donna Bowater [UK-EN]
The Rio Times – June 18: Rio to Host 2014 TEDGlobal Conference by Chesney Hearst [Brazil-EN]
Metro Moscow – June 17: Interview with Theresa Williamson by Elisabeth Braw [Russia-Russian]
Metro Montreal – June 17: Devoted to Rio’s Favelas: An Interview with Theresa Williamson by Elisabeth Braw [Canada-French]
Metro New York – June 17: World Cup Preparations are Harming City’s Culture: An Interview with Theresa Williamson by Elisabeth Braw [USA-English]
De Tijd Zaterdag – June 15: Favelas Give Way for Sport in Rio by Katy Sherriff [Holland-Dutch]
Yo Dona – June 8: Resistencia en las Favelas by Germán Aranda [Spain-Spanish]
O Cidadão – May 19: Debate feito pelo Jornal O Cidadão ganha matéria internacional [Brazil-PT]
Luis Nassif – May 19: A história da urbanização de favelas no RJ (1897-1988) [Brazil-PT]
Observatório das Metrópoles – May 13: RIO ON WATCH: despejos, gentrificação e deslocamento no Rio de Janeiro [Brazil-PT]
RioReal – April 28: A new alliance for change in Rio: Casa Fluminense by Julia Michaels [Brazil-EN]
The Narco News – April 24: Defending People’s Homes through Authentic Journalism by Felicity Clarke  [USA-EN]
Places: The Design Observer – April 15: The Displacement Decathlon by Lawrence Vale & Annemarie [USA-EN]
SBS Dateline – April 9: Reshaping Rio [VIDEO] by Yaara Bou Melhem [Australia-EN]
CREA Distrito Federal – April 8: A História das Urbanizações nas Favelas: Segunda parte Favela-Bairro 1988-2008 by Catherine Osborn [Brazil-PT]
CREA Distrito Federal – April 8: A História das Urbanizações nas Favelas: Primeira parte dos anos de 1897-1988 by Catherine Osborn [Brazil-PT]
MTV3.fi – March 27: Olympic Rings Bulldoze Homes in Rio [TV] by Mari Karppinen [Finland-Finnish]
Harper PR – March 19: Some Positive PR by Margaret Zygadlo [Canada-EN]
Architectural Record – March 13: Beyond Architecture by Flavie Halais  [USA-EN]
The Age – March 9: Flirting with danger by Frank Robson [Australia-EN]
Luso Monitor – March 8: Do semba para o samba: duas realidades, o mesmo destino [Angola-PT]
Rede Contra a Violência – March 5: Prefeitura continua trabalhando de pressão sobre moradores da Vila Autódromo [Brazil-PT]
Revista Piauí – January: Os descontentes do porto by Claudia Antunes [Brazil-PT] [Click here for English translation]
Nacla – January 3: Video Advocacy and Forced Evictions in Brazil: An Interview With Tiago Donato by Kyle Barron [USA-EN]
Blog A ludicidade da memória – January: Raízes lúdicas em solos históricos [Brazil-PT]

2012

O Globo – November 24: Invasão estrangeira na favela by Thiago Jansen [Brazil-PT]
O Globo – November 24: O que é que essa lage tem? by Thiago Jansen [Brazil-PT]
Folha de São Paulo – October 4: Reassentamento não pode ser retrocesso no desenvolvimento das comunidades by Theresa Williamson [Brazil-PT]
DETAIL – Autumn 2012: Statements from Rio de Janeiro by Theresa Williamson [Germany-EN]
Urb.im – September 28: Catalytic Communities: Working to Protect Rio’s Favelas by Catalina Gomez [USA-EN]
The Nation – September 17: Save Armando’s House from the Olympics by Dave Zirin [USA-EN]
FM 4 Austria – September 10: London Olympics 2012: A look backwards… and forwards to Rio, Sochi, and the by-the-numbers legacy of the Olympics by Johnny Bliss [Austria-EN]
Meia Hora – September 9: Eles são os ‘fiscais’ das favelas do Rio by Luiz Portilho
Christian Science Monitor – August 22: Gentrification: a new word in Brazilian conversation by Julia Michaels [USA-EN]
O Dia – August 19: Pela Internet, noticias das favelas para o mundo by Luisa Bustamante [Brazil-PT]
Yahoo! Noticias – August 14: Em nome do futuro, o Rio esta destruindo o seu passado by Fernando Figueiredo Mello [Brazil-PT]
UOL – August 13: NY Times critica Rio de Janeiro por despejo de moradores favelados para Olimpiadas 2016 [Brazil-PT]
Destak Jornal – August 13: ‘NY Times’ critica remocoes em favela [Brazil-PT]
Viomundo – August 13: Theresa Williamson e Maurício Hora: Em nome do futuro, Rio destroi o passado [Brazil-PT]
The New York Times – August 12: In the Name of the Future, Rio Is Destroying Its Past by Theresa Williamson and Maurício Hora [USA-EN]
The New York Times – August 12: Em nome do futuro, Rio está destruindo o passado by Theresa Williamson and Maurício Hora [USA-PT]
Projeto Contém – August 8: Um olhar interessante sobre princípios sustentáveis nas favelas do Rio que passam despercebidos por serem orgânicos [Brazil-PT]
The Rio Times – August 7: Vila Autódromo Resists with Plano Popular by Chesney Hearst [Brazil-EN]
Chicagoano – August 4: Video: ‘Favela as a Sustainable Model’ by Sergio Barreto [USA-EN]
Rio Real Blog – August 2: Gentrificação, a new word in Portuguese by Julia Michaels [Brazil-EN]
WikiHouse/RIO – July 17: Film: Favela as a sustainable model [Brazil-EN]
Incid – July 17: Favela como Modelo Sustentável by Canal Ibase [Brazil-PT]
Mobilize – July 13: Bicicletas nas favelas do Rio: grupo discute próximos passos [Brazil-PT]
TheCityFix Brasil – July 13: Próximos passos para promover bicicletas nas favelas do Rio [Brazil-PT]
Direito a Moradia – July 11: Favela como modelo sustentável [Brazil-PT]
Gringa Carioca – July 11: Green shoots in the favelas by Jennie Dodson [Brazil-EN]
Blog Sustentável 2.0 – July 10: Documentário: Favela como Modelo Sustentável by Aline Kely [Brazil-PT]
LECC – July 6: Propostas virtuais, resultados reais by Thayná Rodrigues [Brazil-PT]
Blog stress.fm – July 2: CATALYTIC COMMUNITIES #rio #favelas #transições urbanas [Brazil-PT]
Geostadia – June 27: Change of pace by Christopher Gaffney [Brazil-EN]
The Rio Times – June 19: Rio+20 Events in Favela Communities by Lisa Molinari e Melissa Rosi [Brazil-EN]
Next American City – June 18: Dispatches from Rio: The Favela and the High-Rise by Diana Lind [USA-EN]
Ecos – June 15: Propostas virtuais, resultados reais by Thayná Rodrigues [Brazil-PT]
Blog Ecozinho – June 13: Convite Comunidades Catalisadoras na Rio+20 by Brasa do Sardinha [Brazil-PT]
Next American City – June: Extreme Makeover by Greg Scruggs [USA-EN]
Huffington Post – May 23: Rio Favelas: Land Titles Issued to Brazil Slum Residents (PHOTOS) by Juliana Barbassa [USA-EN]
Blog Ecozinho – May 20: Comunidade do Rio servirá de exemplo em conferência da ONU by Brasa do Sardinha [Brazil-PT]
Rio Chromatic – May 7: Integration Headlines by Julie Ruvolo [USA-EN]
ReVista (Harvard Review of Latin America) – May: Preparing for the Olympics: A Tale of Two Favelas by Jake Cummings [USA-EN]
TV Brasil – May 1: Comunidade do Rio servirá de exemplo da conferência da ONU [Brazil-PT]
Empresa Brasil de Comunicação – April 30: Vídeo de comunidade do Rio de Janeiro será exibido na Rio+20 [Brazil-PT]
The New York Times ‘Room for Debate’ – April 3: Brazil is Missing an Opportunity to Invest in the Favelas by Theresa Williamson [USA-EN]
Opinião e Notícia – April 3: As Olimpíadas e seus muitos problemas [Brazil-PT]
The New York Times ‘Room for Debate’ – April 2: Are the Olympics More Trouble Than They’re Worth? by Theresa Williamson [USA-EN]
Envolverde – March 27: ONG mostrará exemplos de práticas sustentáveis adotadas em favelas cariocas na Rio+20 [Brazil-PT]
Agência Brasil – March 25: ONG mostrará exemplos de práticas sustentáveis adotadas em favelas cariocas durante evento paralelo à Rio+20 by Thais Leitão [Brazil-PT]
Curta o Curta – March 23: ComCat convida lideranças comunitárias para compor vídeo para Rio+20 [Brazil-PT]
Comunicação para o Desenvolvimento do Brasil – March 23: Vídeos comunitários para Rio+20 by Cris Fernandes Souza [Brazil-PT]
Edge of Sports Radio – March 23: Live Interview with Theresa Williamson (@18:25) by Dave Zirin [USA-EN]
Portal Rio+20 – March 13: Atividade autogestionada com as favelas para a Cúpula dos Povos Rio+20 by Comunidades Catalisadoras [Brazil-PT]
The Rio Times – March 6: Rio’s Olympic Legacy and Vila Autódromo by Luke Milner [Brazil-EN]
The New York Times – March 4: Rio Relocates for 2016 [Video] by Jimmy Chalk and Simon Romero [USA-EN]
NewsTalk Ireland – March 2: The Right to Remain in Silence: Documentary follows police attempts to clear gangs from Rio’s favelas [Radio] by Sarah O’Sullivan [Ireland-EN]
Media Global News – February 21: Pinheirinho eviction raises concern over costs of development by Camille Rogine [United Nations-EN]
NPR Worldview – January 6: As Rio prepares for the 2016 Olympics many residents of the city’s favelas are evicted from their homes [Radio] by Jerome McDonnell [USA-EN]

2011

CounterPunch – December 31: Now It’s Rio’s Turn: Why the Olympic Games are Always Wars on the Poor by Michael Volpe [USA-EN]
The Rio Times – December 13: World Cup and Olympic Report Alleges Human Rights Violations by Sarah de Sainte Croix [Brazil-EN]
CBC Radio Canada – October 16: Rio’s Secretary of Housing Met by Protests in Vila Autódromo (Radio) by Connie Watson [Canada-EN]
Al Jazeera The Stream – October 11: Favela residents face eviction for World Cup and Olympics prep (VIDEO) [USA-EN]
Meu Rio – November 8: Como fortalecer mecanismos de prestação de contas na formulação e execução de políticas públicas de uma região metropolitana como a do Rio? by Theresa Williamson [Brazil-PT]
Ethical Traveler – September 1: Brazilians Losing Homes, Jobs in Lead-Up to World Cup and Olympics by Katia Savchuk [EN]
Witness Blog – August 10: Forced Evictions Training in Rio: Social Activism as Samba by Mary Allison Joseph [USA-EN]
The Rio Times – August 9: Catalytic Communities Raffles Free Trip to Rio by Jake Cummings [Brazil-EN]
The Independent – July 30: Rio’s favela dwellers to be displaced in the rush to be ready by Sam Green [UK-EN]
Revista O Globo – June 12: Perfil: Theresa Williamson by Fabio Brisolla [Brasil-PT]
La Presse – June 2: Les indésirables du sport spectacle by Serge Boire [Canada-FR]
Games Monitor – May 12: Rio favela advocate removed from office by Julian Cheyne [UK-EN]
The Rio Times – May 10: Favelas Moved for World Cup and Olympics [Brazil-EN]

2010

Agência de Notícias das Favelas – October 31: Produção e Edição Audiovisual para Lideranças Comunitárias by Sarah Duarte [Brazil-PT]
Caxias Digital – October 30: Curso para Lideranças Comunitárias: Produção e Edição Audio Visual [Brazil-PT]
Blog Street Beggar – July 29: Oficina de Montagem e Edição de Vídeo no CDI com Coletivo Anti Cinema by Saulo Nicolai [Brazil-PT]
Link Estadão – June 5: “Greenbook” by Fernando Martines [Brazil-PT]
Portal Aprendiz – May 13: Curso capacita líderes comunitários em ferramentas virtuais de comunicação [Brazil-PT]
Blog Pensar Eco é Lógico – May 3: Atenção: acaba de chegar ao Brasil a WiserEarth.org (rede de sustentabilidade) by Érica Sena [Brazil-PT]

2009

Rio Gringa – October 31: Ensuring a Powerful Legacy for Rio’s Favelas by Rachel Glickhouse [Brazil-EN]
Christina Jordan – October 28: Because We Can by Christina Jordan [USA-EN]
Global Girl Blog – October 26: Vote to Ensure a Powerful Olympic Legacy by Amanda Earley [Brazil-EN]
Igneous Quill Blog – October 25: Igneous Quill Blog @ CatComm’s Olympic Effort by Adam Gonneman [Brazil-EN]
Rio Gringa – October 14: Olympics Watchdog: Part II by Rachel Glickhouse [Brazil-EN]
WiserEarth Blog – October 5: WiserEarth Blogs About CatComm’s New Site by Kerry Vineberg [USA-EN]
Global Girl Blog – August 25: How Do Development Solutions Get Lost? by Amanda Earley [USA-EN]
MBA in the USA – May 7: How to Craft Your Own MBA Internship by Grayson Jones Leverentz [USA-EN]
Cyber Café @ Malden Square Community Resource List – January 1: Catalytic Communities by Clarie [USA-EN]

2008

A Rede – August: Gestores Comunitários Ligados em Rede by Juliana Rocha Barroso [Brazil-PT]
Brazilian National Radio – September 15: CatComm Call for Projects: Interview with Theresa Williamson by Denise Viola [Brazil-PT]
Michael Herman – March 2: The Casa Experiment: Mission Accomplished, Next Steps by Michael Herman [USA-EN]

2007

Global Mindshift – January 12: CatComm Featured as “Mindshift” Organization by Global Mindshift [USA-EN]

2006

The Tech Awards – November 15: CatComm Wins Tech Award [USA-EN]
RETS – October 13: Para Compartilhar (interview with Theresa Williamson) by Joana Moscatelli [Brazil-PT]
CBN Radio – August 8: Who Said Solutions Come Only From Above? (Radio) by André Urani [Brazil-PT]
The World Urban Forum – June 23: Casa Technology Centre as Community Action Hub as “1 of 70 Actionable Ideas on Urban Sustainability by UN Habitat [United Nations-EN]

2005

SocialEdge – December 20-22: The Social Entrepreneur from Rio (part 2/3 and 3/3) by Victor d’Allant [USA-EN]
American Collegiate Schools of Planning – October: CatComm Dissertation Wins Planning Award [USA-EN]
Prix Ars Eletrônica – May: CatComm Receives Prix Ars Honorable Mention [USA-EN]

2004

Estado de São Paulo – June 11: ONG contra pobreza vira tese de doutorado nos EUA by Paulo Sotero [Brazil-PT]
Swarthmore College Magazine – January 12: 50 Alumni to Watch by Carol Brvart-Demm [USA-EN]

2002

TV Globo – October 20: Tomorrow’s Star (TV) by Marcelo Barreto [Brazil-PT]
Bicuda Community Radio – July 27: ComCat on Bicuda Community Radio by Wallace Hermann [Brazil-PT]
Revista do Terceiro Setor – March 1: Melhorando a Gestão Através do Benchmarking by Dalberto Adulis [Brazil-PT]
Haaretz – February 5: Globalization–The Alternative the Net Offers by Uri Pasowski [Israel-Hebrew]
Wired – January 30: Forum: It’s the Society, Stupid by Paulo Reblo [Brazil-EN]
Revista do Terceiro Setor – January 26: Catalisação via Internet (interview with Theresa Williamson) by Graciela Selaiman [Brazil-PT]

2001

The Link – December: Dissertation Focuses on Bridging the Digital Divide by ??? [USA-EN]
O P@ndeiro – March 31: O Site Comunidades Catalisadoras by Marcos Alvito [Brazil-PT]
Bethesda Chevy Chase Gazette – February: “Catalytic Communities,” by Jeff Allanach [US-EN]