Rene Silva, who was known during the invasion of the Complexo do Alemão by the Armed Forces in 2010 for the coverage he was doing on Twitter, is the newest employee of the State Secretariat of Culture of Rio.

He was appointed by the secretary, André Lazaroni, as cultural advisor for special areas. The young journalist, now 23 years old, has already idealized the first project: on November 25th, it takes 100 slum dwellers for a guided tour of the Municipal Theater.

The founder of the newspaper “A Voz da Comunidade” (The Voice of the Community), which today reaches 20,000 copies in 15 Rio de Janeiro favelas, from the south to the west, will try to connect the State Secretariat of Culture with the communities.

We are proud of his achievement and we name him Most Influential 100 Class of 2018 Humanitarian and Religious category.