Gender and Diversity

In a country with a Black majority, whites make up 84% of the people who write in Brazil's three main newspapers, study shows

Black people are 55.9% of the Brazilian population, but only 9.5% of the people who sign texts in the printed editions of Estadão, Folha de S. Paulo and O Globo. This is one of the findings of a survey that alerts to "a very serious cultural, social and political problem" with the under-representation of non-white people and women in newspapers.

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Network for Diversity in Latin American Journalism launches second series of webinars to promote diversity, equity and inclusion

On June 20, the Network for Diversity in Latin American Journalism will begin its second series of webinars to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in Latin American newsrooms through greater coverage of diversity issues and from a perspective of human rights. The series, which is in Spanish and has the support of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, begins with the webinar "Stories with LGBTQI+ pride."

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Ecuadorian organizations launch protocol to prevent gender and sexual orientation violence and discrimination in newsrooms

Women and LGBTQ+ people are especially vulnerable to violence in the workspace. To address this problem in newsrooms, the digital news outlet GK and the Rights and Justice Observatory (ODJ, by its Spanish acronym) developed a protocol to prevent gender-based violence in these spaces and make them safer for people who work there.

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Majority of public wants less sensationalism and more information against gender-based violence in coverage of femicides in Argentina, study shows

While coverage of femicides focuses on the details of the crimes and presents them as "isolated cases," the majority of the Argentine public wants more focus on preventing gender-based violence and more empathy for the victims, points out the study "Femicidios en los medios y en la opinión pública" ("Femicides in the media and public opinion").

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Including a gender-based approach in news coverage requires a change of consciousness to make it natural, experts said in webinar

A gender-based approach and intersectionality in news coverage requires a commitment to turn on a switch that changes one’s mentality and makes it something natural and not imposed, said experts in the panel "A gender-based approach and how to achieve intersectional coverage."

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Women hold less than 13% of management positions in newsrooms in Mexico and Brazil, according to study

The report “Women and Leadership in the News Media 2023: Evidence from 12 markets” shows that only 22% of senior positions in the media analyzed are held by women. This figure drops considerably in the Latin American market, with only 5% in Mexico and 13% in Brazil.

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Quechua journalists and scholars criticize Peruvian mainstream media’s coverage of protests and allege bias against Indigenous people

Quechua journalists and scholars denounced the Peruvian mainstream media’s coverage of recent political protests, alleging a lack of representation for Indigenous voices in the news. Quechua doctoral students at the University of Texas hosted a webinar on Feb. 20 featuring Indigenous journalists and scholars from various regions of the country.

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The Baez Sosa case in Argentina shows how Latin American media don’t know how to cover racism, experts say

All Argentine media and news outlets covered the criminal trial for the murder of Fernando Baez Sosa, the son of Paraguayan immigrants in Argentina. It was the most shared news of the last few months in this South American country. However, very few media reflected on the racist nature of the crime.

Migration should be covered from angles that help destigmatize people on the move, said experts in webinar

Journalists must find new narratives to cover migration, explore angles beyond crime and tragedy and approach the phenomenon with a human rights focus, said panelists at the third in a series of webinars organized by the Network for Diversity in Latin American Journalism.

LGBTQ+ journalists take an intersectional look at overlooked issues, say panelists at webinar

LatAm Journalism Review attended and drew conclusions from "How to include more LGBTQ+ people in newsrooms," the second of four webinars organized by the newly created Network for Diversity in Latin American Journalism. This network seeks to promote diversity in Latin American newsrooms, as well as in the news and content they produce.