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Mexican female journalists suffer from sexual, psychological violence, according to report


Mexican female journalists have been attacked 115 times in the last 10 years, with a noticeable increase after 2009, according to a new report by the association Women's Communication and Information (CIMAC in Spanish). What's worse, the killings of 13 female journalists remain unsolved, said the organization. Read more »


UNESCO launches Women Make the News 2012 initiative to highlight rural women's access to information

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has endorsed UNESCO's Women Make the News 2012 initiative, to be celebrated Thursday, March 8, in connection with International Women's Day. This year's theme focuses on rural women's access to media and information. Read more »


Women still underrepresented in U.S. media, annual report shows

The U.S. media industry still is dominated by men, according to a new study released by the Women’s Media Center. While 73.5 percent of journalism and mass communications graduates in 2011 were women, the proportion of women working in media continues to decline, explained MediaBistro. Read more »


Mexican editor wins International Women’s Media Foundation courage in journalism award

Mexican journalist Adela Navarro Bello has been named one of winners of the International Women’s Media Foundation’s 2011 Courage in Journalism Awards. The awards, which honor women journalists who risk their lives reporting on violence in their countries, will be presented Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, according to IWMF. The award winners also were recognized in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 24. Read more »


New York Times appoints first female executive editor

The New York Times' shuffling of its top editorial positions has been hailed as a "big victory" for women in U.S. journalism. After eight years as executive editor, Bill Keller is stepping down to return to reporting and will be replaced by Jill Abramson, who will become the NY Times' first female executive editor. Read more »


Journalist takes Colombia to international court for failure to investigate sexual assault


Veteran journalist Jineth Bedoya, currently an editor for El Tiempo newspaper, has filed a claim against the Colombian government at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) for failing to fully investigate the kidnapping and sexual assault she suffered in 2000, The Associated Press reports. Read more »


Brazilian to become International Federation of Journalists’ first female leader

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has appointed Brazilian journalist Elisabeth Costa as its new secretary general. Costa, whom the IFJ describes as a “veteran campaigner for union rights and press freedom in Latin America,” will be the first woman and non-European to hold the post.

According to the group, Costa was chosen unanimously from a “strong field of candidates” who were interviewed for the post. She will replace Aidan White, who held the post for 24 years. Read more »



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