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In Rio’s Infamous City of God, Residents Write Their Own News

Unhappy with the portrayal of her community in the mainstream press, single mother Carla Siccos decided to create her own media platform to highlight a different side of life in Rio de Janeiro’s infamous City of God. “The growth of community-run media in the City of God, internationally notorious because of the gangster movie that bears its name, is part of a broader trend in Rio’s often-violent slums, or favelas, media experts said. The explosion of free social networking platforms...

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