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Latin American journalism joins global conversation on racism and diversity in newsrooms

In recent months, headlines in media outlets from Cuba to Brazil highlight the murders of Black and Indigenous men and youth, placing them in the context of a notorious case that had global repercussions.

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Join LatAm Journalism Review and IWMF in recognizing brave women journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Knight Center's LatAm Journalism Review is once again calling on its community of readers and journalists to highlight the work of women journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Women lead independent digital media in Latin America, but this isn’t the case in traditional media

The panelists also highlighted the need to go beyond these digital media outlets and expand the number of women in decision-making positions in traditional media outlets in the region.

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Indigenous media in Latin America intensify efforts to bring information about COVID-19 to communities and save lives

With the pandemic, indigenous media have gotten information about the disease to isolated communities, with little or no access to the internet.

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Latin American women journalists march for equal rights and against gender violence

On International Women's Day, March 8, thousands of  women, including journalists, took to the streets in the main cities of Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile.

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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 […]

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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