As half a million people are expected to travel to Brazil for the FIFA World Cup, ActionAid is available for:
- On the ground comment on protests and public unrest. Plus analysis on why it’s happening and what needs to be done.
- Child sex trade concerns (broadcast quality video available to accompany interviews on this).
- Eye witness accounts from some of Brazil’s toughest favelas.
When: Duration of the World Cup 12 June – 13 July.
Where: Rio and London, in studio, down the line and on Skype.
Who: English-speaking experts from ActionAid Brazil’s anti-poverty projects and London based staff recently returned from drug-gang controlled favelas and from meeting young girls at risk of sexual exploitation.
Media contacts in the UK
Richard Grange on 07716 178114 and 0203 122 0796 firstname.lastname@example.org
Natalie Curtis on 0203 122 0641 on 07877 744398 email@example.com
Out-of-hours contact: 07720 084388
Media contacts in Brazil
Juliana Camara +55 21 21 89 46 43 and +55 21 994073818 Juliana.firstname.lastname@example.org
Brazil interviewees (All-English speaking)
Marcelo Montenegro: Brazil Country Officer specialising in public spending, social unrest, youth movements and the reasons behind recent protests in Rio.
Jessica Barbosa: ActionAid staff member working on the ground with children at risk of sexual exploitation in Recife.
Sergio Costa: ActionAid staff member working on the ground across projects in Brazil.
Richard Grange: ActionAid staff member recently returned from Maré favela in Rio and scene of ‘pacification’ operation involving hundreds of soldiers.
Leslie Sinoway: ActionAid staff member recently returned from visit to Heliópolis favela in São Paulo.