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Citizens' Media in Rio's Favelas Amidst the 2016 Summer Olympics Games: A Thematic Analysis of Community Contributors on RioOnWatch.org.

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Title:Citizens' Media in Rio's Favelas Amidst the 2016 Summer Olympics Games: A Thematic Analysis of Community Contributors on RioOnWatch.org.
Authors:Arata, Cynthia M.
Contributors:Communication (department)
Keywords:favelas
urban periphery
citizens’media
Date Issued:May 2017
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:The purpose of this research is to better understand the effect of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games on the host city, Rio de Janeiro. In particular, this research is focused on the residents of Rio’s favelas and the topics, issues, opinions, and experiences expressed in citizens’ media before, during, and after the Olympics. Citizens’ media has emerged in favela communities as inhabitants have accessed ICTs and the Internet and as Rio has transformed into an Olympic City in the last decade. Using a method of thematic analysis, this review of journalism from the Community Contributors section of RioOnWatch.org, a Rio de Janeiro-­‐based media collective, provides a citizen’s perspective of events taking place in the favelas, which counter traditional media depictions of the urban periphery. In this examination of narratives five predominant themes are identified: (1) portrayals of the favelas in media, (2) concerns regarding public policies and political processes, (3) discontent with urban violence and the UPP program, (4) expressions of culture, and (5) the impact of the Olympics.
Description:M.A. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2017.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/62264
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