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What’s in the media

A selection of articles published in the media on the issue of child protection before, during and after Mega Sporting Events

A product called World Cup  – Süddeutsche ZeitungFIFA is earning billions with the World Cup. That is why it has to be treated like other transnational companies (TNCs)
The kick-off of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil was accompanied by vocal protest demonstrations.


Brazil’s Troubles Take Stage at Start of World Cup - TIME

Time Magazine slideshow including photographs from our investigation with Getty Images on the impact of evictions in Manguinhos and Metro Mangueira favela.
Getty photographer Mario Tama offers a stark, powerful glimpse at Brazil as the country prepares to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup™


children_Win_changing_the_game_of_mega_sporting_eventsEvaluating the impact of Mega Sporting Events – International Platform on Sport and DevelopmentFollowing the launch of a new Terre des Hommes project, Marianne Meier calls for the evaluation of both the positive and the negative effects of major sporting events in the run up to the World Cup.


Football in Brazil: It's Different for Girls | Beth McLoughlin

Football in Brazil: It’s Different for Girls | Beth McLoughlinWhile I do think that can be true in any country in the world, Brazil is a particularly macho society and girls still get subjected to insults or ridicule just for having an interest in playing football. The FIFA World Cup presents a great opportunity for children all over the country to meet people from different cultures and experience the magic of the game.



What Has Brazil Learned From South Africa as the FIFA World Cup Approaches? | Beth McLoughlinI am here in Brazil investigating the effects on children, and so far I have seen children suffer from health problems and miss out on school due to evictions and event-related works, while FIFA is set to make $4bn from the tournament. Many have been rehoused, but they are now hours away from their schools and from hospitals and other essential services…



Will Children Pay the Highest Price for Brazil’s Mega-Events? | RioOnWatchThe children’s charity Terre des Hommes has hosted a workshop looking at the effects of Mega Sporting Events, starting with the imminent World Cup, on children in Brazil. The workshop, which took p…


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