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About 70 percent of the local media in Argentina work mostly with freelancers or commissioned collaborators, according to FOPEA report

The FOPEA report, "Situation of Local Journalism in Argentina," found that about 70 percent of the local media in Argentina work mostly with freelancers or commissioned collaborators. FOPEA surveyed 2,464 media outlets and 13,597 journalists from the 23 provinces of the country and the federal district, the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.

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COVID-19 kills more than one journalist a day in Latin America; region is the world’s most fatal for press professionals

Swiss-based non-profit organization Press Emblem Campaign reports 908 journalists died of COVID-19 in 70 countries as of March 16. Of these, 505 occurred in 18 Latin American countries. That is, 55% of the total.

Joana Suarez compartilha sua experiência como freelancer em oficina online de jornalismo freelance. Foto: divulgação

Freelancers in Latin America: How to put a price and charge for your work

Across Latinamerica, journalists who dedicate themselves exclusively to working as freelancers shared the common problems they face and the methods of survival they developed in a competitive and undervalued market.

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Latin American journalists face mass layoffs and lack of health protection to cover the COVID-19 pandemic

Journalists in Latin America are being hit by unemployment, the lack of protective sanitary equipment from their employers and the general precariousness of their situation.