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Media Mentions 2020

  1. O Dia — August 3, 2020: Sinal de Alerta na Maré by Renan Schuindt [Brasil-PT]
  2. Shareable The Response Podcast — July 28, 2020: The Response: Crowdsourcing data to fight the pandemic in Rio’s favelas [PODCAST] by Tom Llewellyn [USA-EN]
  3. The Sociable — July 27, 2020: Neglected by govt, Brazilian favela organizations take COVID-19 data collection into their own hands by Sophie Foggin [Colombia-EN]
  4. SIC Notícias — July 24, 2020: Bolsonaro insiste no uso da hidroxicloroquina para tratar a Covid-19 [TV] by Ivana Flora [Portugal-PT]
  5. O Globo — July 23, 2020: Favelas contestam dados oficiais de mortes pelo coronavírus em comunidades do Rio e criam painel próprio by Selma Schmidt, Gilberto Porcidonio and Gustavo Goulart [Brazil-PT]
  6. World Habitat — July 15, 2020: COVID-19: community responses in informal settlements by Elena Garcia [UK-EN]
  7. Vax Before Travel — July 14, 2020: Rio Resolves Outbreak Under-Reporting by Robert Carlson [USA-EN]
  8. Rádio Nacional — July 10, 2020: Plataforma online vai reunir dados sobre a Covid-19 em 120 favelas do Rio de Janeiro by Fabiana Sampaio [Brazil-PT]
  9. Fundação Oswaldo Cruz — July 10, 2020: Movimentos lançam Painel Unificador Covid-19 nas Favelas [Brazil-PT]
  10. SBT — July 10, 2020: Covid-19: casos não registrados podem ser maiores do que o total de infectados na cidade (TV) [Brazil-PT]
  11. Agência Brasil — July 9, 2020: ONG lança painel para coletar dados da Covid-19 em favelas by Alana Gandra, also Época Negócios
  12. Agência de Notícias das Favelas — July 9, 2020: Painel unifica dados sobre Covid-19 em favelas do Rio by Ludmila Silva [Brazil-PT]
  13. O Dia — July 9, 2020: Covid-19: painel lançado por comunidades do Rio mostra alto número de óbitos em favelas by Luisa Bertola [Brazil-PT]
  14. Reuters — July 9, 2020: Rio’s favelas turn to technology to fight underreporting of coronavirus cases by Fabio Teixeira [USA-EN], also in Sight, IOL
  15. G1 — July 9, 2020: Dados divulgados por entidades de favelas do Rio mostram números da Covid-19 maiores que os oficiais by Priscila Chagas [Brazil-PT]
  16. TV Globo / Bom Dia Rio — July 9, 2020: Comunidades do Rio lançam painel sobre número de casos do coronavírus nas favelas (TV) by Priscila Chagas [Brazil-PT)
  17. Observatório das Metrópoles — July 2, 2020: Livro reúne coletânea de artigos sobre experiências de implementação do “Termo Territorial Coletivo” (Community Land Trust) [Brasil-PT]
  18. Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization – July 1, 2020: Taking Action and Pivoting to Respond to the Growing Epicenter of COVID-19 in Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas by Theresa Williamson and Chauncie Bigler [USA-EN]
  19. Reuters – June 3, 2020: Health workers, slum dwellers face housing bias as lockdowns lift by Rina Chandran [USA-EN], also KCET
  20. EzVid Wiki – May 22, 2020: 6 Caring Organizations Working In Central And South America [Video] by Gregg Parker [USA-EN]
  21. For ORF — May 21, 2020: Chat with Theresa Williamson for [Austria-EN]
  22. O Globo – May 14, 2020: Números diferentes: favelas têm mortes por Covid-19 fora de boletim oficial by Selma Schmidt and Lucas Altino [Brazil-PT]
  23. Al Jazeera The Stream – May 1, 2020: Does Brazil’s Bolsonaro care about coronavirus? with RioOnWatch Editor Edmund Ruge [TV] [USA-EN]
  24. The Rio Times – April 20, 2020: Coronavirus Pandemic Exposes Rio’s Longstanding Water and Sanitation Issues by Sophie-Anne Monplaisir [Brazil-EN]
  25. The Rio Times – April 2, 2020: How Favela Residents and Organizations Are Acting and Demanding Action Ahead of Covid-19 by Luisa Fenizola [Brazil-EN]
  26. The Guardian – March 25, 2020: Brazil gangs impose strict curfews to slow coronavirus spread by Caio Barreto Briso and Tom Phillips [UK-EN]
  27. Você S/A – March 6, 2020: Salvação ou armadilha? Veja como se preparar para empreender com segurança by Natalia Gómez [Brazil-PT]
  28. The Rio Times – February 22, 2020: From Rolês to Blocos: Touring Carnaval in Rio’s First Favela by Colin Andrew [Brazil-EN]
  29. O Eco – January 29, 2020: Consumo de água mineral aumenta no Rio: veja como descartar garrafas plásticas by Beatriz Diniz [Brazil-PT]
  30. The Rio Times – January 29, 2020: Looking for a Favela Tour? Skip the Jeeps and Find an Activist by Edmund Ruge [Brazil-EN]
  31. The National – January 27, 2020: How Rio’s favela residents are ‘greening’ their homes – in pictures by Renato Spyrro [USA-EN]
  32. SBS – January 27, 2020: Rio’s residents are bringing green back to their concrete jungle [VIDEO] by David Biller [Australia-EN]
  33. The New York Times – January 27, 2020: Rio residents try to bring green to a concrete jungle by David Biller [USA-EN]
  34. The Washington Post – January 27, 2020: Rio residents try to bring green to a concrete jungle by David Biller and Lucas Dumphreys [USA-EN]
  35. The Associated Press – January 27, 2020: Rio residents try to bring green to a concrete jungle by David Biller [USA-EN]
  36. Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization – January 23, 2020: Rio de Janeiro’s Sustainable Favela Network and Its Take on the SDGs by Theresa Williamson [USA-EN]

Media Mentions 2019

  1. Associação Comunitária Luiz Carlos Prestes – November 11, 2019: Eventos Que Promovem Sustentabilidade em Favelas e Periferias [Brazil-PT]
  2. Voz das Comunidades – October 11, 2019: Sustentabilidade e giro de economia criativa na favela by Milena Batista [Brazil-PT]
  3. Global Times – October 10, 2019: Only the favela can save the favela by Pan Ziang [China-EN]
  4. The Left Berlin – September 26, 2019: Six Months of Rio de Janeiro Governor Witzel in the Favelas, Part 1: Public Security and Governance and Part 2: Economic and Social Development by Luisa Fenizola [Germany-EN]
  5. The Washington Post – September 24, 2019: As police shootings in Rio rise, children are caught in the crossfire by Terrence McCoy and Marina Lopes [USA-EN]
  6. Land Matters Podcast – August 30, 2019: Episode 4: Solutions in Slums: Interview with Theresa Williamson and Enrique Silva [PODCAST] by Anthony Flint [USA-EN]
  7. Voz das Comunidades – July 2, 2019: Fotógrafo registra o íntimo das favelas by Thaís Cavalcante [Brazil-PT]
  8. Open Society Foundations on Twitter – June 18, 2019: Violence in Rio’s favelas can only be changed “if those most affected by the violence are directly involved in monitoring projects.” [USA-EN]
  9. Rio Times – May 28, 2019: The “Stop Killing Us” Protest in Rio is the Start of Something New [Brazil-EN]
  10. Nexo Journal – May 6, 2019: O sobrevoo do governador. E os tiros que vêm do céu no Rio (6:16) [Brazil-PT]
  11. RioOnWatch – April 19, 2019: 5 Lessons in Olympic Resistance from Rio by Adam Talbot [Click here for Portuguese translation, French, Japanese] [Brazil-EN]
  12. Agência Pública – April 18, 2019: “Caveirão voador” é usado como plataforma de tiro, dizem moradores by José Cícero da Silva [Brazil-PT]
  13. Rio de Boas Notícias – February 9, 2019: Fotógrafo belga retrata a vida íntima em favelas cariocas by Antoine Horenbeek [Brazil-PT]
  14. University of Cambridge Sociology MPhil – January 29, 2019: Strategic Alternative Media at the Rio 2016 Olympics by Cerianne Robertson [USA-EN]
  15. The Intercept – January 24, 2019: Video: The Dramatic Scandal Swallowing the Bolsonaro Presidency Just Drove an LGBT Congressman to Flee Brazil by Glenn Greenwald [USA-EN]
  16. Forum Grita Baixada – January 15, 2019: A Baixada Fluminense e a Necropolítica de Wilson Witzel by Fabio Leon [Brazil-PT]

Media Mentions 2018

  1. Play the Game – December 19, 2018: Olympic activism: Factors and frontiers by Jules Boykoff [USA-EN]
  2. Revista Periferias – December 2018: O papel das periferias na democracia by Luisa Fenizola [Click for English, French and Spanish] [Brazil-PT]
  3. TRT World Roundtable – December 6, 2018 Olympic Games: Time to extinguish the flames? [TV] [Turkey-EN]
  4. World Habitat – December 4, 2018: Intersections: from North American CLT experiences to global connections [UK-EN]
  5. RT – November 14, 2018: La otra cara de las favelas de Río de Janeiro: Un ejemplo de autogestión y sustentabilidad [Russia-SP]
  6. Smith College News – November 8, 2018: Sharing Experiences at Smith in the World [USA-EN]
  7. World Urban Campaign – November 2018: urbaMonde: Second North American Hub of the Co-Habitat Network [EN]
  8. Politiquem – October 2018: Candidaturas de Favelas [Brazil-PT]
  9. Jornal Extra – October 5, 2018: Cresce número de candidaturas ao legislativo de moradores de favelas do Rio by Lucas Altino [Brazil-PT]
  10. International Institute for Sustainable Development – October 2, 2018: Rio Events Highlight Contrasting Approaches to Land Rights in Brazil’s Favelas by Wangu Mwangi [Canada-EN]
  11. Land Portal – September 26, 2018: Community Land Trusts, Part 1: Understanding the Idea and Possibilities for Favelas by Priscilla Mayrink and Tarcyla Fidalgo [Canada-EN]
  12. Land Portal – September 24, 2018: A Bridge Too Far? Land Titling For What? Debates on Favelas in Rio Speak Very Different Languages by Ezra Spira-Cohen [Canada-EN]
  13. RioOnWatch – August 6, 2018: Resignifying Favelas Based on Their Core Qualities Discussed at 14th Annual BRASA Conference by Sabrina Magalhães [Click here for Portuguese translation] [Brazil-EN]
  14. GGN – August 1, 2018: Vamos falar de Epistemologia Favelada! by Carla Souza [Brazil-PT]
  15. Land Lines – July 31, 2018: Community Land Trusts in Rio’s Favelas: Could Community Land Trusts in Informal Settlements Help Solve the World’s Affordable Housing Crisis? by Theresa Williamson [USA-EN]
  16. Sociology of Sport Journal – June 2018: Riding the Lines: Academia, Public Intellectual Work, and Scholar-Activism by Jules Boykoff [USA-EN]
  17. Witness – June 26, 2018: Deadly, deadlier: Rio favela under fire by joint Police-Army forces by Dalila Mujagic [USA-EN]
  18. RioOnWatch – June 23, 2018: Cinema Club, Theater, and Passinho Enchant Cantagalo During Sustainable Festival by Luisa Fenizola [Click here for Portuguese translation] [Brazil-EN]
  19. Voz das Comunidades – June 21, 2018: Toda cidade precisa. É desafio e solução. Brota nas favelas cariocas by Beatriz Diniz [Brazil-PT]
  20. O Globo – May 24, 2018: Urbanista especialista em favelas escreve sobre Vila Autódromo em livro da Olimpíada 2016 by Lucas Altino [Click here for English translation] [Brazil-PT]
  21. RioOnWatch – May 24, 2018: On Vila Autódromo Evictions Museum’s Second Anniversary: Website Launch, Keys to Resistance by Sophy Chan [Click here for Portuguese translation] [Brazil-EN]
  22. GREG NEWS on HBO Brasil – May 11, 2018: Moradia by Gregorio Duvivier [TV] [Brazil-PT]
  23. Maré de Notícias – April 2018: Única área verde do Conjunto, o Parque Ecológico da Maré sofre com descaso by Maria Morganti [Brazil-PT]
  24. Americas Quarterly – March 21, 2018: The Fight for Rio’s Future by Theresa Williamson [Click here for Portuguese translation] [USA-EN]
  25. Latin America Bureau – March 18, 2018: Marielle: she inspired all of us by Jo Griffin [UK-EN]
  26. Voice of America – March 6, 2018: Rio Favela Takes Lead With Green Solution Amid Infrastructure Shortfall by Karla Mendes [USA-EN]
  27. Reuters – March 5, 2018: Rio favela takes lead with green solution amid infrastructure shortfall by Karla Mendes [USA-EN]
  28. Thomson Reuters Foundation News – March 5, 2018: Rio favela takes lead with green solution amid infrastructure shortfall by Karla Mendes [USA-EN]
  29. CityLab – February 23, 2018: Letting Slum Residents Control Their Own Destiny by Anthony Flint [USA-EN]
  30. The College Hill Independent – February 16, 2018: FIVE RING ACTIVISM: NOlympics LA and global resistance to the Olympic Games by Lucas Smolcic Larson [USA-EN]
  31. Routledge – February 2018: Social Sustainability, Climate Resilience and Community-Based Urban Development Review by Theresa Williamson of Catalytic Communities [UK-EN]
  32. Hello Citoyens – February 16, 2018: Interview: Clara Ferraz of Catalytic Communities [VIDEO | PAGE] by Marie Altmayer and Camille Renard [France-FR]
  33. Observatório das Metrópoles – February 14, 2018: Ameaça de remoção em Rio das Pedras RJ by Tyler Strobl [Brazil-PT]
  34. Nexo – February 6, 2018: Como o design urbano pode ajudar na prevenção do crime by Camilo Rocha [Brazil-PT]
  35. Global Public Affairs at UCLA Luskin – January 18, 2018 Theresa Williamson on Catalytic Communities [VIDEO] [USA-EN]
  36. Progressive City – January 9, 2018 Mapping the ‘Uncharted’ Favela: The Growing Role of Participatory and Insurgent Cartographies by Raine Robichaud [USA-EN]
  37. RioOnWatch – January 4, 2018 Rio 2016: Olympic Myths, Hard Realities [BOOK REVIEW] by Adam Talbot [Brazil-EN]

Media Mentions 2017

  1. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Blog – December 20, 2017: The potential of community land trusts in Rio’s favelas by Anthony Flint | newsletter and video [USA-EN]
  2. University of California at Santa Cruz Politics – November 29, 2017: Recent alum shows that after graduation, anything is possible by Melissa De Witte [USA-EN]
  3. PanAmPost – November 27, 2017: An Olympic Tale of Two Cities: Rio de Janeiro and Boston by David Unsworth [USA-EN]
  4. NACLA – November 10, 2017: A Sustainable Favela? by Jennifer Chisholm [USA-EN]
  5. The New York Times – November 4, 2017: Una villa en busca de una ciudad by Jordana Timerman [USA-SP]
  6. openDemocracy – October 27, 2017: Just another day in Rio’s favelas [Portuguese] by Andrew Purcell [USA-EN]
  7. Brookings Cafeteria – October 20, 2017: The real cost of hosting the 2016 Rio Olympics by Bill Finan [PODCAST] [USA-EN]
  8. Maré de Notícias – October 2, 2017: Um Rio realmente para todos by João Ker [Brazil-PT]
  9. Miami Herald – August 24, 2017 Brazilians dislocated by Rio Olympics try to rebuild lives and communities by Mimi Whitefield [USA-EN]
  10. FirstPost – August 5, 2017 One year on, the only legacy of Rio Olympics 2016 is abject dysfunction, not prosperity by Samindra Kunti [India-EN]
  11. Americas Quarterly – July 2017: 18 in Latin America: From a Favela to the World, Via Social Media by Soledad Dominguez [USA-EN]
  12. WBUR ‘Only a Game’ / NPR – July 21, 2017: In Vila Autódromo, Resistance Continues 1 Year After Rio Olympics by Bill Littlefield [USA-EN]
  13. FREQ Magazine – June 26, 2017 CATALYTIC COMMUNITIES: PEOPLE OF THE HILLS by Jonathan H Alfaro & Magdalena Gorski [Canada-EN]
  14. FioCruz – June 8, 2017 Políticas públicas em favelas é tema de evento na Fiocruz by Luiza Gomes [Brazil-PT]
  15. Progressive City – June 7, 2017 An Informal Settlement in Puerto Rico Has Become the World’s First Favela Community Land Trust by Laura Bachmann [USA-EN]
  16. Shareable – June 1, 2017 An Informal Settlement in Puerto Rico Has Become the World’s First Favela Community Land Trust by Laura Bachmann [USA-EN]
  17. The Age – June 4, 2017 Padlocked and falling apart: Rio’s Olympic legacy in tatters by Andrew Purcell [Australia-EN]
  18. Progressive City – May 2, 2017 The Favela as a Community Land Trust: A Solution to Eviction and Gentrification? by David Robertson and Theresa Williamson [USA-EN]
  19. Shareable – March 13, 2017 The Favela as a Community Land Trust: A Solution to Eviction and Gentrification? by David Robertson and Theresa Williamson [USA-EN]
  20. Shareable – March 13, 2017 6 Groundbreaking Community Land Trusts and Housing Co-ops from Around the World by David Robertson [USA-EN]
  21. Humans of New York – March 9, 2017 Rio was the biggest slave port in world history by Theresa Williamson [USA-EN]
  22. The Guardian – February 10, 2017 Rio Olympic venues already falling into a state of disrepair [UK-EN]
  23. SBS / AAP – February 10, 2017 Olympics leaves Rio suffering [Australia-EN]
  24. Shareable – January 28, 2017 3 Key Rights Underlying the Solidarity Economy in Brazil by Anna Cash [USA-EN]
  25. Vice Sports – January 24, 2017 The Rio Olympics’ Unintended Legacy: Citizen Journalism by Aaron Gordon [USA-EN]
  26. New Internationalist – January 19, 2017 Both hands on the spotlight for Rio’s favelas Ann Deslandes [UK-EN]
  27. Shareable – January 17, 2017 Why Women in Brazil Are Turning to the Solidarity Economy by Anna Cash [USA-EN]
  28. Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas – January 11, 2017 Relato sobre favelas do Rio na mídia internacional aumentou em qualidade e volume nos anos pré-Olímpicos, diz pesquisa [English / Spanish] by Alessandra Monnerat [USA-PT]
  29. Shareable – January 10, 2017 Solidarity Economy Part I: Cooperative Development in Rio and Beyond by Anna Cash [USA-EN]

Media Mentions 2016

  1. Rede TVT – December 16, 2016 Levantamento mostra que falta aprofundamento da mídia sobre favelas [TV] [Brazil-PT]
  2. Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas – December 14, 2016 Journalists in Rio de Janeiro show how to break banalization of urban violence in news coverage [Portuguese / Spanish] by Alessandra Monnerat [USA-EN]
  3. Estado de São Paulo – December 9, 2016 Página virtual revela outra Cidade de Deus by Marcos Vinícius Aragão Furtado [Brazil-PT]
  4. The Guardian – December 5, 2016 No more ‘rat kids’: Fighting the way we think about the residents of Rio’s favelas by Katia Savchuk [UK-EN]
  5. Fórum Rio – November 30, 2016 8º Fórum Rio reúne organizações da sociedade civil para debater políticas públicas [Brazil-PT]
  6. Casa Fluminense – November 18, 2016 Vozes da Campanha #Rio2017: Theresa Williamson [VIDEO] [Brasil-PT]
  7. ArchDaily Brasil – November 10, 2016 A importância e os desafios de colocar as favelas no mapa by Natalie Southwick
  8. The Huffington Post – October 6, 2016 Nobody Asked Rio’s Poor About The Olympics. So They Yelled Louder. by Travis Waldron [USA-EN]
  9. The Umbrella – October 2016 Rio as a “singular city”–an Olympic legacy? pp.18-19 by Theresa Williamson [Brazil-EN]
  10. Rádio CBN – September 1, 2016 Rio impõe ao próximo prefeito o desafio de lidar com a questão habitacional (Radio) by Lucas Soares [Brazil-PT]
  11. Chupadados – August 2016 Saí para caçar equipamentos de vigilância no Rio Olímpico by Dia Kayyali [BRAZIL-PT]
  12. The Development Set – August 24, 2016 The Tiny NGO That Changed Reporting on Rio’s Favelas During the Olympics by Katia Savchuk [USA-EN]
  13. FirstPost – August 24, 2016 Olympics 2016 came at a high price for Rio de Janeiro, an enchanting city of jarring inequality by Samindra Kunti [India-EN]
  14. Fast CoDesign – August 23, 2016 Photographing A Different Side Of The Olympics: The People They Evicted by Meg Miller [USA-EN]
  15. BBC World Service World Have Your Say – August 22, 2016 Rio’s Olympic Legacy [RADIO] by Orla Barry
  16. TRT World The Newsmakers – August 22, 2016 Rio 2016’s Legacy [TV] [Turkey-EN]
  17. WORT Radio – August 22, 2016 Olympiad Impact: What’s Next for Rio and Its Favelas? [RADIO] by Brian Standing [USA-EN]
  18. The New York Times – August 22, 2016: After Olympics, Rio Is Altered if Not Reborn by Andrew Jacobs [USA-EN]
  19. BBC World Service – August 21, 2016: Live from Rio, Olympics Closing Day [UK-EN]
  20. Real Rio – August 21, 2016: Displaced [VIDEO] by Arman Kazemi [Canada-EN]
  21. Paralelo Media – August 21, 2016 Relatos Selvajes, De Sudor Y Escombros by Marcelo Ayala [Ecuador-SP]
  22. 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]
  23. Edge of Sports – August 19, 2016 The Other Olympic Rio with Favela Activist Theresa Williamson by Dave Zirin [USA-EN]
  24. Fox News Latino – August 19, 2016 Residents of forested Horto Favela in Rio given 90 days to leave [USA-EN]
  25. Columbia Journalism Review – August 18, 2016 Has Olympics coverage shortchanged Brazil by Sarah E. T. Robbins [USA-EN]
  26. TheSportsCampus – August 18, 2016 Rio Olympics doing nothing for city’s favelas [India-EN]
  27. Fox News Latino – August 18, 2016 Torrents of cash for the Rio Olympics, torrents of sewage for Rocinha Favela [USA-EN]
  28. Ball State at the Games – August 18, 2016 What is a favela? by Kara Berg [USA-EN]
  29. The Establishment – August 17, 2016 Sanctioned Lies About Rio Safety Put Residents At Risk by Ann Deslandes [Australia-EN]
  30. The Nation – August 17, 2016 One Community’s Resistance Will Be the Rio Olympics’ Longest-Lasting Legacy by Dave Zirin and Jules Boykoff [USA-EN]
  31. Content House Kenya – August 13, 2016 Afro-Brazilian Religion by Roy Gachuhi [Kenya-EN]
  32. 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]
  33. Content House Kenya – August 12, 2016 A Religiously Committed Environmental Warrior by Roy Gachuhi [Kenya-EN]
  34. Metropolis – August 10, 2016 Will the Olympics’ Failures Spark A New Urban Paradigm for Rio? by Theresa Williamson [USA-EN]
  35. RFI – August 10, 2016 Brazil’s favelas pay price of hosting Olympics by Christina Okello [USA-EN]
  36. Vice Sports – August 10, 2016 Rio’s Olympic Legacy Bus System is Leaving Poor and Working Class Residents Behind by Aaron Gordon [USA-EN]
  37. Paralelo Media – August 10, 2016 Fuego Olímpico: La Policía Carioca Como Agente Del Terror by Marcelo Ayala [Ecuador-SP]
  38. BBC Sport – August 9, 2016 Rio 2016: Brazil’s first gold from the City of God favela [UK-EN]
  39. CBC News – August 7, 2016 ‘Benefits? What benefits?’: Residents of Rio’s favelas decry exclusion from Olympics by Susan Orniston [Canada-EN]
  40. Real Rio – August 7, 2016 Opening Ceremonies… Don’t Shoot! by Arman Kazemi [Canada-EN]
  41. 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]
  42. 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]
  43. CW6  August 5, 2016 Shows A Different Side of Olympics in Rio [TV] by Neda Iranpour [USA-EN]
  44. New Republic – August 4, 2016 Brazil’s Long History of Faking Progress by Steven Cohen [USA-EN]
  45. The Intercept  August 4, 2016 Mais Uma Praga Ataca o Rio: A Mídia Internacional ‘Paraquedista,’ by Andrew Fishman and Juliana Gonçalves [Brazil-PT]
  46. WHYY NPR – August 4, 2016 Rio Olympic Games Preview [RADIO] [USA-EN]
  47. – August 4, 2016 As Olympic Games Open, Community Mourns Demolished Neighborhood [TV] by Emmanuelle Saliba and Jim Seida [USA-EN]
  48. NBC News – August 4, 2016 What is a Favela? Five Things to Know About Rio’s So-Called Shantytowns by Erik Ortiz [USA-EN]
  49. Al Arabiya English  August 4, 2016 Victory for Olympic displaced despite Rio’s ‘biggest eviction cycle’ by Chris Arsenault [Saudi Arabia-EN]
  50. BNR – August 4, 2016 Rio Favela Residents Have to Tackle Profit First by Katy Sherriff [The Netherlands-Dutch]
  51. International Journalists’ Network (IJNET) – August 3, 2016 What journalists should know before covering the Rio de Janeiro Olympics by Sam Berkhead [USA-EN]
  52. POLITICO – August 3, 2016 How not to write about Rio by Cerianne Robertson [USA-EN]
  53. The National – August 3, 2016 No Olympic buzz in Rio’s favelas by Susan Orniston [Canada-EN]
  54. Fox News Latino  August 3, 2016 Olympic athletes might win, but favela dwellers in Rio have already lost [USA-EN]
  55. Vox August 1, 2016 Inside Rio’s favelas, the city’s impoverished, neglected neighborhoods [VIDEO] by Johnny Harris [USA-EN]
  56. Not Another Sports Show July 30, 2016 Theresa Williamson on Rio 2016 [RADIO] by Neil Parthun [USA-EN]
  57. Bloomberg – July 29, 2016 Google Wants to Invite You on a Walking Tour of Rio’s Slums by David Biller [USA-EN]
  58. Mongabay July 29, 2016 Deficient waters systems, poor sanitation driving Zika in Brazil by Zoe Sullivan [USA-EN]
  59. New Matilda  July 27, 2016 Australia Packs Its Prejudice and Heads to Rio by Ann Deslandes [Australia-EN]
  60. HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel – July 26, 2016: The Lords of the Rings [TV] [FULL EPISODE] by Jon Frankel [USA-EN]
  61. Vita International July 26, 2016 The Favelados of Rio: What the Olympics Tell Us by Janaina Cesar [Italy-IT]
  62. El Diario – July 24, 2016: Así sufre Río de Janeiro la represión policial previa a los Juegos Olímpicos by Patricia Martínez Sastre [Spain-ES]
  63. Buzzfeed – July 22, 2016: Busting 8 Myths About Rio’s Favelas by David Robertson [USA-EN]
  64. Buzzfeed – July 20, 2016: 18 Must-Have Moments In Rio During The Olympics by David Robertson [USA-EN]
  65. WBEZ Worldview / NPR – July 19, 2016: The Olympic Bidding Process: Is It Worth It? by Jerome McDonnell [USA-EN]
  66. Le Monde – July 19, 2016: Au Brésil, des cités ghettos pour remplacer les favelas [France-FR]
  67. Buzzing Cities – July 19, 2016: Favela Basics: What is a Favela? [Germany-DE]
  68. Guernica – July 18, 2016: Oportunidade para o Desconhecido: Ann Deslandes entrevista Theresa Williamson by Ann Deslandes [USA-PT]
  69. WDIV-TV NBC Detroit – July 18, 2016: 2016 Olympics preview: Rio’s 5 Ring Circus [TV] by Devin Scillian [USA-EN]
  70. WNYC On the Media / NPR – July 15, 2016: The Favela Angle [RADIO] by Bob Garfield [USA-EN]
  71. Time – July 13, 2016: The Summer Olympics Should Always Be in Los Angeles. Forever. by Andrew Zimbalist [USA-EN]
  72. Al Jazeera The Stream – July 11, 2016: #OlimpiadasPraQuem: Olympics for who? [TV] [USA-EN]
  73. USA Today  June 29, 2016: Residents lose homes to make way for Rio Olympics [Facebook version] [VIDEO] by Martin Rogers [USA-EN]
  74. Vox  June 27, 2016: 2016 Olympics: what Rio doesn’t want the world to see [FacebookYouTube, Portuguese versions] [VIDEO] by Johnny Harris [USA-EN]
  75. Positive News  June 23, 2016: Keeping pace: the Rio residents fighting to keep their communities by Ben Whitford [UK-EN]
  76. Le Monde – June 20, 2016: L’Etat de Rio au bord de la faillite avant le JO [France-FR]
  77. Guernica – June 15, 2016: Opportunity for the Unknown: Ann Deslandes interviews Theresa Williamson by Ann Deslandes [USA-EN]
  78. 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]
  79. 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]
  80. Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting – June 3, 2016: Jules Boykoff on Rio Games by Counterspin [USA-EN]
  81. Community Digital News – June 1, 2016: Interview with Theresa Williamson, Brazilian Activist by Michael Volpe [USA-EN]
  82. Council on Hemispheric Affairs – May 27, 2016: Rio de Janeiro’s Bitter 2016 Olympic Evictions by Rachael Hilderbrand and Jonas Schlotterbeck [USA-EN]
  83. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre – May 25, 2016: Global Report on Internal Displacement and landing page [Switzerland-EN]
  84. Edge of Sports – May 20, 2016: The Olympics and the Battle for Rio’s Future (Radio) by Dave Zirin [USA-EN]
  85. 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]
  86. 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]
  87. 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]
  88. Broadly – May 10, 2016 Rio Is Preparing for the Olympics with Forced Evictions and Rivers of Sewage by Mich Cardin [USA-EN]
  89. 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]
  90. BBC Radio 4 – April 26, 2016 100 Days to Go: Olympics and Vila Autódromo [RADIO] by Paul Moss (31:58-40:55) [UK-EN]
  91. The Guardian – April 26, 2016 Change beckons for Vila Autódromo, the favela that got in the Rio Olympics’ Way by Jo Griffin [UK-EN]
  92. RTE – April 25, 2016 100 days from the Rio Olympics: a tale of two cities [Ireland-EN]
  93. 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]
  94. Citiscope – April 8, 2016 Addressing the informal city in the new urban agenda by Greg Scruggs [USA-EN]
  95. The Atlantic – March 31, 2016 What Happens When There’s Sewage in the Water? by Olga Khazan [USA-EN] [Click here for Portuguese translation]
  96. HOOKED UP – March 23, 2016 Do you really know Rio? [VIDEO] by Kylie Flavell [Australia-EN]
  97. The Nation – March 21, 2016 How the Rio Olympics Could Cement a Brazilian Coup by Dave Zirin [USA-EN]
  98. The Guardian – March 9, 2016 Brazil: home of favela resident fighting eviction over Olympics razed by Jonathan Watts [UK-EN]
  99. SVT TV – March 8, 2016 Her House Demolished for the Sake of the Olympics [TV] by Bjorn Nordling [Sweden-Swedish]
  100. International Journalists’ Network – February 29, 2016 Favelas do Rio se Tornam Centro do Jornalismo Local by Alessandra Monnerat [Brazil-PT]
  101. Sky News / AAP – February 25, 2016 Officials bulldoze Rio favela for Olympic road [Australia-EN]
  102. SBS / AAP – February 25, 2016 Olympic fight with favela at flashpoint [Australia-EN]
  103. 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]
  104. InSight Crime – February 9, 2016 Rio Olympics: Prospects for Next Round of Favela Occupations by Lloyd Belton [USA-EN]
  105. CBC TV – February 8, 2016 Rio’s Mood [TV] [Canada-EN]
  106. Folha de São Paulo – February 5, 2016 Six months out from Olympics, rich, not poor, are the big winners by Jules Boykoff [Brazil-EN]
  107. EPIC – February 1, 2016 Urban Mobility and “Emerging Consumers” by Laura Scheiber [USA-EN]
  108. WORT Radio – January 26, 2016 Favela Autonomy and the Rio Olympics [RADIO] by Brian Standing [USA-EN]
  109. CityMetric – January 20, 2016: The favela fighting back against Rio’s Olympic development by Adam Talbot [USA-EN]
  110. Radio New Zealand – January 18, 2016: Rio Olympics: corruption, police brutality, and forced evictions [RADIO] by Lynn Freeman [New Zealand-EN]
  111. The Conversation – January 12, 2016: Vila Autódromo: the favela fighting back against Rio’s Olympic development by Adam Talbot [USA-EN]
  112. 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. – 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. Observatório da Imprensa  June 11, 2014: A Copa do jornalismo preguiçoso by Lawrence Charles [Brazil-PT]
  37. Al Jazeera America – June 10, 2014: Turning Rio’s Favelas Into a Tourist Attraction by Christof Putzel [USA-EN]
  38. CBC TV – June 3, 2014: Brazil’s World Cup facelift ‘militarizing’ the favelas by Susan Omiston [Canada-EN]
  39. Maré de Notícias – May 2014: Vidigal: Custo de Vida Lá no Alto, Gentrifica… O quê?! by Aramis Assis [Brazil-PT]
  40. PRX – May 27: A Journey through Favelas of Rio de Janeiro [RADIO] by Gianluca Tramontana [UK-EN]
  41. Journeyman Pictures – May 19, 2014: The Dark Side of Rio’s World Cup [VIDEO]
  42. 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]
  43. DeWereldMorgen – May 14, 2014: Gentrification: New Threat to Favelas [Belgium-Dutch]
  44. Pace University Media – May 13, 2014: “Green vs Gold” – Brazil’s Race to Balance its Sports-Fueled Tourism Boom [VIDEO] [USA-EN]
  45. PaceBrazil – May 12, 2014: Rio Faces Olympic-Size Doubts About Its Preparations for the 2016 Games by Samantha Finch [USA-EN]
  46. InContext TV – May 11, 2014: Report: The World Cup and Ordinary Brazilians [The Netherlands-Dutch]
  47. O Dia – May 4, 2014: IAB quer proteção às favelas by André Balocco [Brazil-PT]
  48. The Guardian – April 30, 2014: Vision of the future or criminal eyesore: what should Rio do with its favelas? by Simon Jenkins [UK-EN]
  49. 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]
  50. 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]
  51. 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]
  52. Rádio CBN – April 17, 2014: Especulação imobiliária faz moradores se mudarem de favelas da Zona Sul do Rio [RADIO] [Brazil-PT]
  53. Slate – April 16, 2014: The Rio Residents Displaced by Olympic Spirit by David Rosenberg [USA-EN]
  54. The Nation – March 30, 2014: Brazil’s World Cup Gentrification Through the Barrel of a Gun by Dave Zirin [USA-EN]
  55. PaceBrazil 2014 – March 29, 2014: Favela Living, Step by Step by Charles Cooper [USA-EN]
  56. BBC World Service – March 24, 2014: Pacifying Police Units in Rio’s Favelas [RADIO]] [UK-EN]
  57. Insight Crime – March 24, 2014: Gangs Reassert Themselves in Rio’s ‘Pacified’ Favelas by Miriam Wells [USA-EN]
  58. WBGO Journal – March 14, 2014: In the Way of the Games: Interview with Theresa Williamson by Monica Miller [RADIO] [USA-EN]
  59. Laborátorio de Estudos em Comunicação Comunitária da UFRJ – March 14, 2014: Moradores do Vidigal realizam debate sobre “gentrificação” [Brazil-PT]
  60. O Dia – March 1, 2014: Vidigal contra a especulação by André Balocco [Brazil-PT]
  61. The Washington Post – February 20, 2014: ‘Pacification’ gains tested in Rio slums by Donna Bowater [USA-EN]
  62. Favela247 – February 7, 2014: Remoções no Rio repercutem no exterior [Brazil-PT]
  63. Jornal do Brasil – February 6, 2014: Reportagem do ‘JB’ sobre remoções em UPPs repercute na mídia internacional [Brazil-PT]
  64. Favela247 – February 5, 2014: Imagens e relatos ilustram mudanças no Vidigal [Brazil-PT]
  65. Favela247  January 31, 2014: Moradores do Caju se Unem Contra a Remoção [Brazil-PT]
  66. The Star – January 20, 2014: Brazil’s high price for a safe World Cup: torture and death by Declan Hill [Canada-EN]
  67. Favela247 – January 18, 2014: Santa Marta Luta Contra Remoções Antes da Copa by Jo Griffin [Brazil-PT]
  68. 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]
  69. To Vima – January 17, 2014: Removing Favelas to Showcase the World Cup by Irini Psychari [Greece-Greek]

Media Mentions 2013

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


  1. O Globo – November 24: Invasão estrangeira na favela by Thiago Jansen [Brazil-PT]
  2. O Globo – November 24: O que é que essa lage tem? by Thiago Jansen [Brazil-PT]
  3. Folha de São Paulo – October 4: Reassentamento não pode ser retrocesso no desenvolvimento das comunidades by Theresa Williamson [Brazil-PT]
  4. DETAIL – Autumn 2012: Statements from Rio de Janeiro by Theresa Williamson [Germany-EN]
  5. – September 28: Catalytic Communities: Working to Protect Rio’s Favelas by Catalina Gomez [USA-EN]
  6. The Nation – September 17: Save Armando’s House from the Olympics by Dave Zirin [USA-EN]
  7. 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]
  8. Meia Hora – September 9: Eles são os ‘fiscais’ das favelas do Rio by Luiz Portilho
  9. Christian Science Monitor – August 22: Gentrification: a new word in Brazilian conversation by Julia Michaels [USA-EN]
  10. O Dia – August 19: Pela Internet, noticias das favelas para o mundo by Luisa Bustamante [Brazil-PT]
  11. Yahoo! Noticias – August 14: Em nome do futuro, o Rio esta destruindo o seu passado by Fernando Figueiredo Mello [Brazil-PT]
  12. UOL – August 13: NY Times critica Rio de Janeiro por despejo de moradores favelados para Olimpiadas 2016 [Brazil-PT]
  13. Destak Jornal – August 13: ‘NY Times’ critica remocoes em favela [Brazil-PT]
  14. Viomundo – August 13: Theresa Williamson e Maurício Hora: Em nome do futuro, Rio destroi o passado [Brazil-PT]
  15. 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]
  16. The New York Times – August 12: Em nome do futuro, Rio está destruindo o passado by Theresa Williamson and Maurício Hora [USA-PT]
  17. Projeto Contém – August 8: Um olhar interessante sobre princípios sustentáveis nas favelas do Rio que passam despercebidos por serem orgânicos [Brazil-PT]
  18. The Rio Times – August 7: Vila Autódromo Resists with Plano Popular by Chesney Hearst [Brazil-EN]
  19. Chicagoano – August 4: Video: ‘Favela as a Sustainable Model’ by Sergio Barreto [USA-EN]
  20. Rio Real Blog – August 2: Gentrificação, a new word in Portuguese by Julia Michaels [Brazil-EN]
  21. WikiHouse/RIO – July 17: Film: Favela as a sustainable model [Brazil-EN]
  22. Incid – July 17: Favela como Modelo Sustentável by Canal Ibase [Brazil-PT]
  23. Mobilize – July 13: Bicicletas nas favelas do Rio: grupo discute próximos passos [Brazil-PT]
  24. TheCityFix Brasil – July 13: Próximos passos para promover bicicletas nas favelas do Rio [Brazil-PT]
  25. Direito a Moradia – July 11: Favela como modelo sustentável [Brazil-PT]
  26. Gringa Carioca – July 11: Green shoots in the favelas by Jennie Dodson [Brazil-EN]
  27. Blog Sustentável 2.0 – July 10: Documentário: Favela como Modelo Sustentável by Aline Kely [Brazil-PT]
  28. LECC – July 6: Propostas virtuais, resultados reais by Thayná Rodrigues [Brazil-PT]
  29. Blog – July 2: CATALYTIC COMMUNITIES #rio #favelas #transições urbanas [Brazil-PT]
  30. Geostadia – June 27: Change of pace by Christopher Gaffney [Brazil-EN]
  31. The Rio Times – June 19: Rio+20 Events in Favela Communities by Lisa Molinari e Melissa Rosi [Brazil-EN]
  32. Next American City – June 18: Dispatches from Rio: The Favela and the High-Rise by Diana Lind [USA-EN]
  33. Ecos – June 15: Propostas virtuais, resultados reais by Thayná Rodrigues [Brazil-PT]
  34. Blog Ecozinho – June 13: Convite Comunidades Catalisadoras na Rio+20 by Brasa do Sardinha [Brazil-PT]
  35. Next American City – June: Extreme Makeover by Greg Scruggs [USA-EN]
  36. Huffington Post – May 23: Rio Favelas: Land Titles Issued to Brazil Slum Residents (PHOTOS) by Juliana Barbassa [USA-EN]
  37. Blog Ecozinho – May 20: Comunidade do Rio servirá de exemplo em conferência da ONU by Brasa do Sardinha [Brazil-PT]
  38. Rio Chromatic – May 7: Integration Headlines by Julie Ruvolo [USA-EN]
  39. ReVista (Harvard Review of Latin America) – May: Preparing for the Olympics: A Tale of Two Favelas by Jake Cummings [USA-EN]
  40. TV Brasil – May 1: Comunidade do Rio servirá de exemplo da conferência da ONU [Brazil-PT]
  41. Empresa Brasil de Comunicação – April 30: Vídeo de comunidade do Rio de Janeiro será exibido na Rio+20 [Brazil-PT]
  42. The New York Times ‘Room for Debate’ – April 3: Brazil is Missing an Opportunity to Invest in the Favelas by Theresa Williamson [USA-EN]
  43. Opinião e Notícia – April 3: As Olimpíadas e seus muitos problemas [Brazil-PT]
  44. The New York Times ‘Room for Debate’ – April 2: Are the Olympics More Trouble Than They’re Worth? by Theresa Williamson [USA-EN]
  45. Envolverde – March 27: ONG mostrará exemplos de práticas sustentáveis adotadas em favelas cariocas na Rio+20 [Brazil-PT]
  46. 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]
  47. Curta o Curta – March 23: ComCat convida lideranças comunitárias para compor vídeo para Rio+20 [Brazil-PT]
  48. Comunicação para o Desenvolvimento do Brasil – March 23: Vídeos comunitários para Rio+20 by Cris Fernandes Souza [Brazil-PT]
  49. Edge of Sports Radio – March 23: Live Interview with Theresa Williamson (@18:25) by Dave Zirin [USA-EN]
  50. Portal Rio+20 – March 13: Atividade autogestionada com as favelas para a Cúpula dos Povos Rio+20 by Comunidades Catalisadoras [Brazil-PT]
  51. The Rio Times – March 6: Rio’s Olympic Legacy and Vila Autódromo by Luke Milner [Brazil-EN]
  52. The New York Times – March 4: Rio Relocates for 2016 [Video] by Jimmy Chalk and Simon Romero [USA-EN]
  53. 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]
  54. Media Global News – February 21: Pinheirinho eviction raises concern over costs of development by Camille Rogine [United Nations-EN]
  55. 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]


  1. CounterPunch – December 31: Now It’s Rio’s Turn: Why the Olympic Games are Always Wars on the Poor by Michael Volpe [USA-EN]
  2. The Rio Times – December 13: World Cup and Olympic Report Alleges Human Rights Violations by Sarah de Sainte Croix [Brazil-EN]
  3. CBC Radio Canada – October 16: Rio’s Secretary of Housing Met by Protests in Vila Autódromo (Radio) by Connie Watson [Canada-EN]
  4. Al Jazeera The Stream – October 11: Favela residents face eviction for World Cup and Olympics prep (VIDEO) [USA-EN]
  5. 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]
  6. Ethical Traveler – September 1: Brazilians Losing Homes, Jobs in Lead-Up to World Cup and Olympics by Katia Savchuk [EN]
  7. Witness Blog – August 10: Forced Evictions Training in Rio: Social Activism as Samba by Mary Allison Joseph [USA-EN]
  8. The Rio Times – August 9: Catalytic Communities Raffles Free Trip to Rio by Jake Cummings [Brazil-EN]
  9. The Independent – July 30: Rio’s favela dwellers to be displaced in the rush to be ready by Sam Green [UK-EN]
  10. Revista O Globo – June 12: Perfil: Theresa Williamson by Fabio Brisolla [Brasil-PT]
  11. La Presse – June 2: Les indésirables du sport spectacle by Serge Boire [Canada-FR]
  12. American Institute of Architects NY Chapter – May 18: Better City/Better Life: South-North Initiative
  13. Games Monitor – May 12: Rio favela advocate removed from office by Julian Cheyne [UK-EN]
  14. The Rio Times – May 10: Favelas Moved for World Cup and Olympics [Brazil-EN]
  15. Marie Claire – February 24: Braving New Worlds: Why Career Women Are Moving Abroad by Abigail Pesta [USA-EN]


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


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


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


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


  1. The Tech Awards – November 15: CatComm Wins Tech Award [USA-EN]
  2. RETS – October 13: Para Compartilhar (interview with Theresa Williamson) by Joana Moscatelli [Brazil-PT]
  3. CBN Radio – August 8: Who Said Solutions Come Only From Above? (Radio) by André Urani [Brazil-PT]
  4. 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]


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


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


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


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