Rio Radar is a transmedia sounding board for current events and issues related to the changing security dynamic in Rio de Janeiro. It is a resource for concerned citizens, researchers, and journalists to get a deeper, multidimensional understanding of what is going on straight from the mouths of Rio’s residents from all backgrounds and professional fields. We will regularly post video interviews with minimal editing and English subtitles so that individuals from around the world can enter into the conversation that taking place here in the Marvelous City. We will also post English translations of Brazilian media reports and other related information.
Topics of interest include: Rio de Janeiro, security policy, UPP, favela, police, crime, development, social inclusion, Policia Militar, Policia Civil, BOPE, World Cup 2014, Olympics 2016
Rio Radar was created in 2010 thanks to a grant from the Dorothy M. And Maurice C. Shapiro Traveling Fellowship at the George Washington University.
Its founding editor, Andrew Fishman, is a GWU graduate who splits his time between Rio de Janeiro and Washington DC. Contributing editors Katie Judd and Zoe Roller live and work in Rio de Janeiro. If you have any questions, please contact us via phone, email, Skype, Facebook, or Twitter.
Thank you to the following people and organizations for helping make this project possible:
- The George Washington University
- The Dorothy M. And Maurice C. Shapiro Traveling Fellowship and Committee
- The GWU Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research (CUFR)
- Prof. Alex Dent at the GWU Anthropology Department
- Prof. James Ferrer and the GWU Institute of Brazilian Issues (IBI)
- Prof. Paulo Motta and the Getulio Vargas Foundation Brazilian School of Public Administration and Business (FGV/EBAPE)
- Paul Sneed, Rogerio Rodrigues and the Instituto 2 Irmãos in Rocinha
- All of the individuals who agreed to be interviewed by Rio Radar
Thanks for visiting,