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


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.