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Gender and Diversity

Posters protesting the feminicide of Ingrid Escamilla

Media coverage of a high-profile femicide in Mexico City sparked debate concerning how journalists cover murders of women

Ingrid Escamilla, 25, was brutally murdered in the Mexico City neighborhood of Vallejo on Feb. 9 and her body mutilated. Her remains were published the following day on the covers of newspaper La Prensa and tabloid Pásala, the latter with the headline “La culpa la tuvo Cupido” (It was Cupid’s fault).

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Ecuadorian journalists create directory of women experts to encourage diversity of sources in the press

Journalists Isabela Ponce and María Sol Borja, from the Ecuadorian website GK, developed a digital platform called Voces Expertas, to bring together women experts with the aim of increasing the presence of women among journalistic sources in Latin America. Any woman can register with the system, which has been receiving applications for three weeks and is due to launch in […]

Celebrate women journalists in Latin America this October during IWMF’s #JournoHeroes campaign

“Female journalists today face unprecedented hardships for simply speaking truth to power,” the IWMF writes.

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181 journalists sign statement against harassment of female colleagues in Chile

After a journalist covering Chile’s recent national celebrations was the subject of unsolicited touching and kissing while on camera, 181 journalists signed a letter expressing their firm rejection of sexual harassment and discrimination against female journalists

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Infobae joins Latin American media incorporating the position of gender editor in their newsrooms

A new role is emerging in newsrooms in Latin America and abroad as women’s movements like #NiUnaMenos and #MeToo take hold across the world.

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With new diversity editor, Brazil’s Folha plans to expand the variety of voices and stories told by the newspaper

Folha decided to embrace the challenge of "reflecting the variety of social life in Brazil," according to the newspaper, which had the largest circulation in the country, with 332 thousand copies (print and digital) in March

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Argentinian women journalists report challenges with career advancement, professional development and discrimination

In Argentina, 72 percent of women journalists recently surveyed believe that women have less opportunities for growth than men in media companies. Seventy-seven percent believe that, in journalism, women do not earn the same amount as men for doing the same job.

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Brazilian journalists launch project #OneByOne to tell the stories of murdered women in Pernambuco

The project #UmaPorUma (#OneByOne), launched at the end of April, is dedicated to telling the stories of every woman murdered in the State of Pernambuco, Brazil since the beginning of the year.

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Founder of longform journalism magazine in Brazil, João Moreira Salles advocates for more diversity in newsrooms

João Moreira Salles spoke about the principle challenges facing the Brazilian press today, chief among them a lack of diversity in terms of race, economics, gender, religion, geography and media ownership.