Gender Equality

Brazil: Journalist says she was fired from Record channel after reporting harassment by director

"Rhiza Castro, a former Record News presenter, recorded a video in which she revealed that she had been harassed by a director at the station. The journalist said that two days after making the complaint to HR, she ended up being dismissed from the company. According to her, the director is married and his wife […]

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Brazilian women journalists face sexual violence in their daily work, according to report

"In 2022, the year of one of the toughest elections in Brazil, the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji, by its Portuguese acronym) registered 557 cases of aggression against press members, 26% involving some type – more or less explicit – of gender violence. Of this group, 5% were categorized as episodes of sexual violence, with […]

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Impunity prevails in aggressions against women journalists in Mexico, says Article 19

"In Mexico, being a woman and a journalist implies a double violence. On the one hand, the one that impacts us every day with 10 murdered women; and on the other, the absolute lack of access to comprehensive protection for the exercise of freedom of expression, with 99% of impunity in recorded cases of attacks […]

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Journalists suffered a gender-related attack every 3.9 days in Brazil, according to Abraji

"In today's Brazil, marked by political radicalization and constant attacks against press freedom, being a communicator is a challenge. Although this statement applies to Brazilian journalists as a whole, elements such as gender and sexuality makes the task of journalism in the country even more difficult. To give visibility to this problem, the Brazilian Association […]

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Abraji launches channel for reporting gender-based attacks on press professionals

"The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism has launched an online form for allegations of attacks against women journalists and gender biases directed at press professionals. Carried out as part of the project to monitor gender attacks against journalists, the initiative aims to establish a channel for the notification of cases that violate freedom of expression […]

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ICFJ and IJNet invite journalists to respond to survey on journalism with a gender perspective

What can journalism do to promote gender equality? The Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum, of the International Center for Journalists (ICJF) and the International Network of Journalists (IJNet), seek to collect general data through a brief survey in order to plan its next programs or activities.   Access survey (in Spanish)

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Six out of ten female journalists in Colombia have suffered gender violence

“[...] A significant number of women journalists are forced to quit their jobs, after having faced sexual violence. In fact, about 4 out of 10 communicators have made the decision to leave work spaces, 2 out of 5 have abandoned sources and 1 in 4 have stopping covering certain issues, after having been victims of […]