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Florencia Pagola

Florencia Pagola is a freelance journalist in Uruguay with a diploma in Human Rights from the Inter-American Court. She investigates and writes about human rights, gender and press freedom in Latin America. She collaborates with La diaria.

Periodista freelance en Uruguay y Diplomada en Derechos Humanos por la Corte IDH. Investiga y escribe sobre derechos humanos, género y libertad de prensa en América Latina. Colabora en La diaria.

Jornalista freelancer no Uruguai com diploma em Direitos Humanos pela Corte Interamericana de Direitos Humanos. Pesquisa e escreve sobre direitos humanos, gênero e liberdade de imprensa na América Latina. Contribui para o La diaria.

Recent Articles

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Journalists find themselves in the line of fire while reporting on street demonstrations in Argentina

Since far-right politician Javier Milei assumed the presidency in Argentina on Dec. 10, 2023, there have been a series of street demonstrations against his emergency measures. The latest demonstrations were at the beginning of February and the government repressed the press with greater brutality than on other occasions, according to journalists.

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Journalism training program amplifies Indigenous reporting on public health in Peruvian Amazon

Due to the lack of visibility of public health problems of Indigenous communities of Peru, digital media outlet Salud con Lupa created a training and scholarship program for journalism in the Peruvian Amazon. It also developed a network of Indigenous health communicators in the region.

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Journalists in Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela face invisible risk factors in terms of their mental health, according to researcher

According to recent research from Ecuador, journalism in Latin America is a profession with invisible psychosocial risk factors, a situation that was aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The main researcher and four journalists explain how to face this reality in daily work.

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Latin American journalists propose more critical and in-depth coverage of green hydrogen energy during recent event

In general, news media often depict the arrival of green hydrogen to Latin America as “the magic solution” to climate change. But a group of journalists is carrying out more critical coverage of the impact of the production of this energy source in the region.

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New podcast highlights stories of Latin American communities solving problems without government help

After noticing that traditional media in Latin America do not usually cover community self-governance initiatives, Mexican communicator Pamela Carmona created Autonomías Podcast, which tells stories about how communities in Latin America access water and care for the environment themselves.

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Chilean Chamber of Deputies approves bill regulating safety of journalists, communications workers

Fifty years after the coup in Chile, the Chilean National Congress is moving forward with legislation to regulate the protection of journalists and communications workers. Thus, the South American country is at the forefront in this matter at the international level.

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Media coverage on migration in Uruguay associates phenomenon with conflict and lack of control, according to researchers

A media observatory in Uruguay analyzes news on migration from the most widely read print media in the country. Its researchers say that, in general, the phenomenon is associated with danger and conflict, and that it is not treated in depth by the media. This is due, in part, to the high level of precariousness in which journalists work.

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Concern for journalists’ safety grows in Argentina after primary elections and crackdown in Jujuy

Recent primary elections in Argentina put the ultra-conservative candidate, Javier Milei, as the favorite, the same candidate who said he would scratch the government's media budget and who denounced five journalists. In Jujuy, security forces have detained and assaulted journalists covering popular demonstrations.

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Argentina-based news outlet seeks to tell novel stories about job discrimination of vulnerable communities in LatAm

News outlet Otra Economía emerged in Argentina to shift perspectives on the current economic model, fostering dialogue on concepts such as triple impact, circular economy, entrepreneurship, and social innovation. It also offers a workshop for journalists to address social injustice and workplace discrimination.

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Racism persists in Colombian media, even with an Afro-Colombian woman as vice-president, say experts

An Afro-Colombian journalist, Beatriz Valdés Correa, won the 2023 Gabo Award in the text category for an investigation on the situation of Afro-Colombian women victims of sexual violence in the context of the armed conflict. How does the Colombian media cover the facts about the Afro-Colombian population and its vice-president Francia Márquez?