Tuesday, July 19, 2005


Rocinha: the largest and most urbanized favela in Rio de Janeiro. As you can see, squatters not only have electricity, they have satelite tv. Posted by Picasa

3 comments:

tripa seca said...

they also have their own radio stations and cable tv stations (with productions of their own comunity).

rn said...

Yes, tripa. But: the cable franchise, TV Roc, is run by a private company from the asfalto (legal, outside the favela) world. And, though some of the radio stations started as community efforts, when I was there, in 2001, all of them had converted to crente (evangelical Christian) format.

Anonymous said...

I love Rocinha, my home.

Alexandre