“We joke that if a reporter were to come from mars, know Portuguese, and read the manual, he would be able to get by the elections”, said Angela Pimenta, who is the editor of the project and director of operations of Projor
The LatAm Journalism Review spoke with experts to find out what the deaths reveal about the effectiveness and performance of the Mechanism for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists, which was created in 2012.
Bocado, which launched at the end of June, is a regional network of journalists with the objective of making investigative and in-depth articles about food in Latin America in Portuguese and Spanish.
The panelists also highlighted the need to go beyond these digital media outlets and expand the number of women in decision-making positions in traditional media outlets in the region.
Brazilian digital media outlets like JOTA, NEX and Ponte grew during the COVID-19 pandemic and they are betting more and more on their subscriptions and membership programs to keep themselves afloat.
"When media outlets treat women politicians as women first and politicians second, they are feeding into an already sexist culture where many voters believe that men make better politicians than women," said Dustin Harp
Zamora and Ramshaw spoke about how the outlet, which will be launched in Summer 2020, will address the disparities and discrepancies women face and how they are disproportionately affected by certain issues
Smith said that reporters are having to adapt to a new reality, trying to come up with different ways that simulate in-person conversations with voters
Ferry, whose career spans more than three decades, is described as a photojournalist "with the patience of an anthropologist and great humanity" by the Columbia Journalism School.
With the pandemic, indigenous media have gotten information about the disease to isolated communities, with little or no access to the internet.