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Women remain underrepresented in Latin American media, according to global media monitoring report

Underrepresented and besieged by stereotypes and biases. This is how women appear in the news in at least 15 Latin American countries according to the 2020 report "Who makes the news?" which is part of the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP).

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On Twitter, Latin American journalists are more attacked for their political views than for their work, and a majority self-censor, survey says

A study found that journalists in Latin America are attacked more for their political opinions on Twitter than for their work and 68 percent of them, after online attacks, restricted the frequency of their publications, withdrew temporarily from this social network or stopped publishing on sensitive topics.

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Mujeres Referentes, the Venezuelan journalistic project that aims to increase voices of women and non-binary people in news media

Ending excuses for not including expert voices of women and non-binary people in journalistic texts from Venezuela is the main objective of the recently launched project Mujeres Referentes, developed by media outlets that make up Alianza Rebelde and Chicas Poderosas Venezuela.

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‘We managed to hack legal journalism’: Cristian Alarcón after 10 years of Argentina’s Cosecha Roja

For years, covering judicial events has earned the reputation of being sensationalist. Cosecha Roja arrived to restore the prestige of legal reporters. Through journalism with the highest technical standards and with a human rights perspective, the site is trying to change this tradition.

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Helplines assist women journalists in Latin America who are being attacked online

Organizations have launched courses, training or guides on the subject and, more recently, started to provide personalized and free assistance to women journalists who suffer online harassment.

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'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.

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'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.

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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.

Research breakfast seminar: Gender, media and politics in the digital age

International scholars: Media needs to serve women better and stop 'feeding into a sexist culture' about female politicians

"When media outlets treat women politicians as women first and politicians second, they are feeding into an already sexist culture where many voters believe that men make better politicians than women," said Dustin Harp

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The 19th: Stay away from 'commodity news' and create a newsroom culture that is a 'gold standard' 

Zamora and Ramshaw spoke about how the outlet, which will be launched in Summer 2020, will address the disparities and discrepancies women face and how they are disproportionately affected by certain issues