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  • Kelly Rego

    Empowering children with reporting and media skills is one of the most effective ways to encourage change. Well done Kurt!

  • Paul Chenoweth

    Kurt, FavelaNews is a tremendous idea! Is there an English version that I can share? I have made several trips to Rio and have worked with medical teams in Piraque and Rio Das Pedras...good to see that there is a forum for the voices of the favelas.

    • Kurt Shaw

      Paul, I wish there were an English version of FavelaNews; in fact, for the first couple of stories, we tried to do English and French subtitles... but I'm afraid it's a whole lot of work. Maybe we can give it a try again if we see the international audience grow.