World Cup protests and child sex trade concerns - interview opportunities

ActionAid - Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:14 GMT
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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

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

Media Contacts in Brazil

Juliana Camara +55 21 21 89 46 43  and +55 21 994073818

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 Mare 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 Helopolis favela in Sao  Paolo

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