Community Media Makes Waves in Brazil Favelas

By: Flora Charner | al Jazeera

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – On a warm Sunday evening in April, Arlinda Bezerra and her 10-year-old grandson were on their way home to Complexo do Alemao – a favela, or slum neighbourhood, on Rio’s north side.

Bezerra, also known as Dona Dalva, had just turned 72 years old, and was celebrating her birthday with family that night.

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