Neal Hicks

I am currently working in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil but am based out of Brooklyn, New York. In Rio, I have been working on community media projects in the Complexo da Mare favela. I was also part of a small team that produced a video advocacy piece in partnership with victims of torture suffered during the military regime in Brazil with the goal of furthering their campaign to open State archives. The video was presented at the Human Rights in Rio de Janeiro conference attended by the State Secretary for Human Rights in Brazil and the State Governor of Rio de Janeiro. In New York, I am completing an MA in International Affairs at the New School University, concentrating at the intersection of media, governance and rights. I have worked with Witness, an international video advocacy NGO and most recently the United Nations, Civil Society Division. My current focus is on media for change.