Gender and Diversity

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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.

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Diversity goes far beyond gender and must be addressed from a broad perspective in journalism, panelists say in webinar

The first webinar held by the newly created Network for Diversity in Latin American Journalism addressed the myths about diversity in journalism and shared lessons on how to overcome them. Journalists Lucia Solis, Ana Acosta, and María Eugenia Ludueña shared reflections and best practices for applying a diversity approach to journalism during a conversation held in Spanish on Jan. 26.

Myths about journalistic coverage of diversity and how to deal with them

Newly formed Network for Diversity in Latin American Journalism offers webinars on inclusion, migration, gender and more

The newly formed Red para la Diversidad en el Periodismo Latinoamericano (Network for Diversity in Latin American Journalism) is hosting a series of four webinars to promote diversity in Latin American newsrooms and the news and content they produce. The first webinar, “Myths about journalistic coverage of diversity and how to deal with them,” will take place on Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. CST.

Projeto Querino mostra como a história com um olhar afrocentrado explica o Brasil de hoje. Na foto, Rogero entrevista Vania Guerra, descendente de africanos escravizados e líder de uma comunidade quilombola no litoral do Rio de Janeiro. Foto: cortesia Angelica Paula/Projeto Querino

Podcast Querino Project celebrates Black protagonism in Brazilian history and reaches over 800 thousand downloads

In addition to the podcast, the Querino Project has a series of feature articles published in the Piauí magazine. More than 40 professionals worked for two years and eight months on the research and production. Inspired by the New York Times' Project 1619, Querino brings an Afro-centric look at the history of Brazil to contribute to the understanding of the country's current political and social challenges.

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10 tips for covering Indigenous peoples' realities

Edilma Prada, founder of Agenda Propia, and Juan Manuel Jiménez Ocaña, expert in interculturalism and Indigenous education, share recommendations to portray with dignity the knowledge, values and ways of life of Indigenous peoples.