Philippa Thomas Online

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The power of twitter in Rio’s favelas

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Where does news come from when journalists can’t get to the riot scene? How about teenagers on the inside: in this case inside Rio’s favelas? They’re getting the word out by community blogging @vozdacomunidade . Read this, just posted by my former BBC colleague Tim Hirsch now an environmental journalist in Sao Paulo.

Author: philippathomas

I've been a BBC newswoman for 28 years: reporting from around the world. Currently to be seen anchoring BBC World News TV. Main interests - politics, diplomacy, tech, media, arts and all things American. I began this personal blog as a 2011 Nieman Journalism Fellow at Harvard. You can also find me talking daily news on Twitter at @PhilippaBBC, and sharing anything from travel photos to my year in books on Instagram at @philippanews. Thanks for reading!

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