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Brazil: Globo group journalists protest against salary losses

"Journalists from O Globo, Valor Econômico and other media companies protested on Wed. May 25, in Brasília because of a salary reconfiguration. According to the Union of Journalists of the Federal District, the companies' proposal means a salary readjustment of 5%, paid in installments and without back pay. Protesters cited high inflation in Brazil to […]

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Mexico: Spanish FAPE urges López Obrador to promote a negotiation to end the Mexican state news agency strike

"The Federation of Journalists Associations of Spain (FAPE, by its Spanish acronym) sent a letter to Mexico's president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, urging him to open truly effective dialogue and negotiations to put an end to the strike carried out by the workers of the Mexican State News Agency (Notimex). The labor conflict is two […]

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Journalists' union demands measures from TV Record against sprout of COVID-19 in its newsroom in São Paulo, Brazil

“After an increase in COVID-19 cases in the TV Record newsroom, the São Paulo Journalists Union (SJSP) is demanding measures to mitigate contagion among professionals. In a statement sent to the company's HR, the SJSP requested the immediate adoption of home office for as many employees as possible, massive testing, supply of face masks and adoption […]

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Spanish newspaper El País ends its Brazil edition

"The Spanish newspaper El País announced on Dec. 14 the end of publishing in Portuguese. This edition had been published in Brazil since 2013. In a website statement, the newspaper stated that, despite the good audience numbers and those of digital subscribers, the news outlet "did not achieve economic sustainability, which led to the decision to […]

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Bloomberg Línea officially launches with nine sites in Latin America

"This August 10, Bloomberg Línea officially lands in Latin America and the Caribbean as a multimedia platform focused on business and financial news, as well as reports aimed at entrepreneurs, decision makers and local leaders. The product is born from an alliance between Bloomberg Media and Falic Media. At a press conference this Tuesday from […]

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Constitutional Court declares that Colombian newspaper violated the rights of journalist who denounced sexual abuse

“In a Constitutional Court ruling, it was declared that El Colombiano, one of the most important regional newspapers in the country, violated the rights of journalist Claudia Vanesa Restrepo to work in an environment free of violence and gender discrimination, when it ignored a complaint of an alleged sexual abuse allegedly committed by one of […]

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The 'flight' of journalists from Dominican Republic

"The wage gap, the lack of social security and the long hours of work constitute three of the numerous factors by which journalists in the Dominican Republic decide to leave their career or move to other sectors such as the State or public relations. (.. .) According to a publication called Analysis of media development […]

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Devastating impact of the pandemic on journalists: Latin America accounts for more than half of deaths

The Covid-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on the media, the Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) lamented on Friday in preparation for World Press Freedom Day on May 3. The human cost of the pandemic is particularly high: at least 1,200 journalists have died from the novel coronavirus. Journalists are engaged in a profession that is […]

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The Washington Post announces new foreign bureau in Bogota, Colombia

"The Washington Post will take new steps in 2021 to become a more global newsroom by creating breaking-news hubs in Europe and Asia... The Post will also establish new foreign bureaus in Sydney and Bogotá, adding to an international footprint that will grow to 26 locations around the world." Read original story