World Cup protests and child sex trade: interviews | ActionAid UK

World Cup protests and child sex trade: interviews

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Between 9:30 – 18:30
+44 (0)20 3122 0796

Other times
+44 (0)7753 973486

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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 richard.grange@actionaid.org

Natalie Curtis on 0203 122 0641 on 07877 744398 natalie.curtis@actionaid.org
Out-of-hours contact: 07720 084388

Media contacts in Brazil

Juliana Camara +55 21 21 89 46 43 and +55 21 994073818 Juliana.camara@actionaid.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.

London-based interviewees

Richard Grange: ActionAid staff member recently returned from Maré favela in Rio and scene of ‘pacification’ operation involving hundreds of soldiers.

Natalie Curtis: ActionAid journalist recently returned from interviewing children at risk of sexual exploitation in Recife and from drug-gang controlled Mare favela in Rio.

Leslie Sinoway: ActionAid staff member recently returned from visit to Heliópolis favela in São Paulo.