data_labe is becoming an independent NGO. The lab, wich is part of GIG, is understanding how to be a civil and tech organization at the delicate moment for favela’s dwellers in Rio de Janeiro.

Currently, the empowerment of young people coming from popular classes necessarily passes through the access, diffusion and production of information. The narratives constructed by the hegemonic media and, on the other hand, by the new channels of communication that appear in the peripheries are proof that the data are in a fierce dispute in Brazil. To whom do the data belong? For whom are they more or less available? How to make the data visible so as to guarantee new narratives that allow the development of communities full of rights? In order to answer these questions, we propose building the data_labe – a laboratory of data and narratives in the favela.

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