Latin America Monitor Reporting on Rio's realities – and comparing them to New York City

Two young Brazilians from some of Rio's poorest favelas say their community reporting connects Brazilians with the realities of living in challenging communities, and brings global attention to poverty and inequality. They recently traveled to New York on a youth journalism exchange program.

By , Guest blogger

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• A version of this post ran on the author's blogRiogringa. The views expressed are the author's own.