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Gender and Diversity

Primeira pesquisa sobre o perfil racial da imprensa brasileira mostra que redações do país ainda têm um longo caminho a percorrer quando o assunto é diversidade.

Black journalists in Brazil are a minority, rise in profession infrequently and earn less than white colleagues, according to study

The first edition of the Racial Profile of the Brazilian Press shows that Black journalists make up a fifth of the country's newsrooms, despite Black people representing a majority of the population. The unprecedented study also revealed that Black journalists occupy fewer leadership positions and have fewer promotions throughout their career

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Community newspapers in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas fill information gaps, fight stereotypes to produce truly local journalism

Many journalists who live and work in Rio’s favelas work by the “nós por nós” (informally, Us, by Us) mantra, creating their own media initiatives with journalism by and for themselves. They do this in order to speak their own voice to their own people, those that traditional media –and the State – usually forgets. 

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Journalists with disabilities break paradigms in Latin American newsrooms, but face barriers entering and staying in the profession

To understand the barriers for journalists with disabilities who want to enter newsrooms, as well as the treatment of persons with disabilities in the media, LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) spoke with media professionals in Latin America about their experience working in newsrooms and their advice for giving stories a human rights approach.

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New guide seeks to improve news coverage of gender among Spanish-language media

With the launch of the Gender Balance Guide for Spanish-language media, organizations WINN and WAN-IFRA seek to help journalists and media improve coverage of the issue.

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Training programs for Black journalists seek to increase racial diversity in newsrooms across Brazil

In addition to Folha, Nexo Jornal also launched an exclusive training program for Black people in 2021. These initiatives seek to break down some of the barriers that hinder the entry and permanence of Black journalists in Brazilian newsrooms, also leading to debates about racism and whiteness within organizations.

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Feminist media in Latin America expand voices in the media ecosystem by reporting with a gender perspective

In recent years, there has been a spring of feminist media in Latin America, many starting alongside the MeToo (United States, 2017) or Ni una menos (Argentina, 2015) movements, which seek to vindicate the issues of women, trans women and the LGBTQ+ communities in media content and public discussion.

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Mexican journalistic organization continues to bet on projects from young Latin American journalists

What began as a journalistic experiment during the first year of the pandemic became a Latin American coalition of young media that address human rights issues with a gender perspective, Coalición LATAM.

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Colombian journalism laboratory covers women and LGBTQ+ communities traditionally excluded from coverage

Laboratorio de Historias Poderosas, or the Powerful Stories Laboratory, was born in early 2021 as a means of expanding traditional media narratives to include women and LGBTQ+ people in coverage.

Marcelle Chagas: coordenadora da Rede de Jornalistas pela Diversidade. Foto: cortesia

Collaboration, training and information: Network brings together Black journalists in search of greater representation in communications

The mission of the Network of Journalists for Diversity in Communication is to increase the representation of Black journalists in Brazilian media. Formed in 2018, initially through a group on WhatsApp to share job opportunities among Black journalists, the network has evolved to establish partnerships with human resources companies and international organizations and now has more than 200 journalists.

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Women remain underrepresented in Latin American media, according to global media monitoring report

Underrepresented and besieged by stereotypes and biases. This is how women appear in the news in at least 15 Latin American countries according to the 2020 report "Who makes the news?" which is part of the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP).