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Gender and Diversity

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See which brave Latin American journalists were named as part of the IWMF #JournoHeroes campaign

Twelve women journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean were named by our community of readers and journalists as part of the #JournoHeroes campaign organized by the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF).

Diana Zurco

'Sometimes I feel a magnifying glass on me,' says Diana Zurco, the first trans woman to host a newscast in Argentina

LJR caught up with Zurco to find out how the public has reacted to her start, the evolution of her work and her relationship with colleagues.

Alice Bastos Neves

'An opportunity to break taboos': Brazilian journalist fighting cancer presents TV show without wig

Alice Bastos Neves, 36, presenter of Globo Esporte and reporter for RBS TV, an affiliate of Rede Globo, shared her breast cancer diagnosis with the public and presented the program with her head shaved. See the journalist's interview with LJR.

Sesión en vivo de Kaja Negra, “Ante el racismo, reflexiones para desarticular prácticas e ideas colonialistas"

Covering racism in Latin American newsrooms goes beyond publishing about violence

This is part two of an article addressing racism and the coverage of racial violence in Latin American newsrooms. To read part one, click here.    Recent coverage of racism and racial violence in Latin America has drawn attention to not only the need for this coverage, but the need to have more Black and […]

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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.

Sede da rádio comunitária indígena La Voz de Talamanca 88.3 FM, em zona rural da Costa Rica. Foto: Divulgação

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.

Marcha por el 8M en Paraná, Entre Ríos, Argentina - Justicia por Fátima Acevedo (Paula Kindsvater / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0))

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.

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).