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Media Mentions 2014

Fala Roça  November 7, 2014: Blog estrangeiro traduz reportagem do Fala Roça [Brazil-PT]
Ramapo Register  November 6, 2014: Founder of RioOnWatch Visits Ramapo to Discuss Hyperlocal Journalism [USA-EN]
The Rio Times  October 28, 2014: Community Members Fight Closure of Museu da Maré by Chesney Hearst [Brazil-EN]
Favela247  October 24, 2014: Casas e Comércios da Maré Ganham Grafiti by Andrea Cangialosi [Brazil-PT]
Favela247  October 23, 2014: Frequentador Pede que Museu da Maré Permaneça by Andrea Cangialosi [Brazil-PT]
Brown Political Review  October 22, 2014: Favela Chic by Francis Torres [USA-EN]
Favela247  October 15, 2014: Moradores de Curicica Protestam Contra Remoção by Ian Waldron [Brazil-PT]
FavelIssues  October 12, 2014: Radical Cities / Radical Changes by Luis Diego Quiros [USA-EN]
Favela247  September 29, 2014: Pesquisadora Relata Desmantelamento do Programa Morar Carioca by Kate Steiker-Ginzberg [Brazil-PT]
The Independent – September 28, 2014: Music and Elections Take on the Violence of Rio de Janeiro’s Drug Gangs by Donna Bowater [UK-EN]
Favela247  September 18, 2014: Morador de Curicica Busca Forma de Resistência by Ian Waldron [Brazil-PT]
Insight Crime – August 22, 2014: Making Rio’s Pacification Work: The Limits of ‘UPP Social’ [USA-EN]
Brasil247 – August 22, 2014: Becos São Desafio à Saúde e Segurança na Rocinha [Brazil-PT]
RioReal Blog – August 15, 2014: The Favela Alley: Asset or Liability? [Brazil-EN]
Huffington Post Live – July 15, 2014: What’s Next for Brazil Now That World Cup Is Over? by Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani [USA-EN]
ESPN – July 13, 2014: The Rio The World Cup Didn’t Show by Wright Thompson [USA-EN]
BBC World Service – July 7, 2014: Live from Rocinha [UK-EN]
Buzzfeed – June 29, 2014: Why Brazil is Actually Winning the Internet by Julie Ruvolo [USA-EN]
Fifa and the Perfect Con – June 27, 2014: Fifa and the Perfect Con Part 3 by Ryan Chapman [UK-EN]
Canada.com – June 17, 2014: Favela residents resist money to relocate by George Johnson [Canada-EN]
The Nation – June 15, 2014: Dispatches from Brazil’s World Cup: ‘No One Lives Here Anymore’ by Dave Zirin [USA-EN]
Al Jazeera – June 12, 2014: Favela-dwellers challenge Rio’s exotic tours by Elizabeth Gorman
France TV  June 11, 2014: GRAND Soir 3 du mercredi 11 juin 2014 [42 min into program] by Patricia Loison [France-FR]
Al Jazeera America – June 10, 2014: Turning Rio’s Favelas Into a Tourist Attraction by Christof Putzel [USA-EN]
CBC TV – June 3: Brazil’s World Cup facelift ‘militarizing’ the favelas by Susan Omiston [Canada-EN]
Maré de Notícias – May: Vidigal: Custo de Vida Lá no Alto, Gentrifica… O quê?! by Aramis Assis [Brazil-PT]
PRX – May 27: A Journey through Favelas of Rio de Janeiro [RADIO] by Gianluca Tramontana [UK-EN]
Journeyman Pictures – May 19: The Dark Side of Rio’s World Cup [VIDEO]
New York Times Dot Earth – May 19: Exploring the Social and Environmental Challenges as Brazil Prepares for Two Sports Spectacles by Andrew Revkin [USA-EN]
InContext TV – May 11: Report: The World Cup and Ordinary Brazilians [The Netherlands-Dutch]
O Dia – May 4: IAB quer proteção às favelas by André Balocco [Brazil-PT]
The Guardian – April 30: Vision of the future or criminal eyesore: what should Rio do with its favelas? by Simon Jenkins [UK-EN]
LSE USApp – April 28: 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]
Slate – April 16: The Rio Residents Displaced by Olympic Spirit by David Rosenberg [USA-EN]

The Nation – March 30: Brazil’s World Cup Gentrification Through the Barrel of a Gun by Dave Zirin [USA-EN]
PaceBrazil 2014 – March 29: Favela Living, Step by Step by Charles Cooper [USA-EN]
BBC World Service – March 24: Pacifying Police Units in Rio’s Favelas [RADIO]] [UK-EN]
Insight Crime – March 24: Gangs Reassert Themselves in Rio’s ‘Pacified’ Favelas by Miriam Wells [USA-EN]
WBGO Journal – March 14: In the Way of the Games: Interview with Theresa Williamson by Monica Miller [RADIO] [USA-EN]
Laborátorio de Estudos em Comunicação Comunitária da UFRJ – March 14: Moradores do Vidigal realizam debate sobre “gentrificação” [Brazil-PT]
O Dia – March 1: Vidigal contra a especulação by André Balocco [Brazil-PT]
The Washington Post – February 20: ‘Pacification’ gains tested in Rio slums by Donna Bowater [USA-EN]
Favela247 – February 7: Remoções no Rio repercutem no exterior [Brazil-PT]

Favela247 – February 5: Imagens e relatos ilustram mudanças no Vidigal [Brazil-PT]
The Star – January 20: Brazil’s high price for a safe World Cup: torture and death by Declan Hill [Canada-EN]
Favela247 – January 18: Santa Marta Luta Contra Remoções Antes da Copa by Jo Griffin [Brazil-PT]
The Guardian – January 17: Rio’s favela dwellers fight to stave off evictions in runup to Brazil World Cup by Jo Griffin [UK-EN]
To Vima – January 17: 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]
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]
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]

NPR Worldview – 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]
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]
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]
EMBARQ Brasil – July 12: Próximos passos para promover bicicletas nas favelas [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 – April 3: A Missed Opportunity in Rio by Theresa Williamson [USA-EN]
Opinião e Notícia – April 3: As Olimpíadas e seus muitos problemas [Brazil-PT]
The New York Times – 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]
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]