Gender and Diversity

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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?

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Report on transphobia in Mexican media points out ways to combat hate narratives against LGBTQ+ population

Despite recent gains in LGBTQ+ rights, hate narratives persist in Mexican media, according to an interdisciplinary report. The authors emphasize the need for inclusive newsrooms and authentic representation to combat transphobia, while telling stories of both ordinary people and those fighting for greater visibility and human rights.

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The Women’s World Cup and the rise of women sports journalists in Brazil

Brazil's female sports journalists are not only gaining more and more space in the media, but have also achieved greater coverage of women's sports. Although there is still a long way to go, the Women's World Cup is the best opportunity to consolidate what has been achieved so far.

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Coverage of gender-based violence has made some progress, but there is room for improvement, said panelists

The third webinar of the second series organized by the Network for Diversity in Latin American Journalism offered ideas to improve coverage of gender-based violence without revictimizing or seeking approaches that can prevent it. Journalists Lydiette Carrión and Leila Mesyngier, moderated by Pilar Cuartas, offered best practices.

Feminist perspective enables a broader look at journalism, say experts in webinar

The second webinar of the new series promoted by the Network for Diversity in Latin American Journalism was dedicated to deconstructing myths about feminist journalism. Michelle Nogales (Bolivia), Alejandra Higareda (Mexico) and Graciela Tiburcio Loayza (Peru), moderated by Lucia Solis (Peru), shared insights and reflections based on their trajectories as feminist journalists.

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."