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.
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.
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.