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‘Women, Power and Media:’ New online course on newsroom leadership offered by Knight Center and Chicas Poderosas. Sign up now!

The Knight Center and Chicas Poderosas are teaming up for a free massive online course in Spanish on leadership for women in media and journalism. Read more »


Celebrate women journalists in Latin America this October during IWMF’s #JournoHeroes campaign

For the third year, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is participating in the Women Journo Heroes campaign led by the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) during the month of October.

The Knight Center has taken the opportunity to highlight the role of women journalists in Latin America for their bravery and perseverance. Read more »


Violence against women journalists increases in the Americas, according to the IACHR

Women journalists are "twice as likely to be victims of violence" in the Americas for exercising their right to freedom of expression and for reasons of gender. This is according to the report "Women Journalists and Freedom of Expression,” published March 8 by Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). Read more »


Argentinian women journalists report challenges with career advancement, professional development and discrimination

In Argentina, 72 percent of women journalists recently surveyed believe that women have less opportunities for growth than men in media companies. Seventy-seven percent believe that, in journalism, women do not earn the same amount as men for doing the same job. Read more »


Brazilian initiatives seek to increase gender and racial diversity of journalistic sources

A series of initiatives that have emerged in Brazil in recent years have sought to increase the presence of women and experts of color as journalistic sources. The intention is to bring more diversity into the public debate and to transform the representation of these social groups in media, which mostly choose white men to be specialists and voices of authority in their stories. Read more »


Women journalists can apply for fellowships to cover stories on migration in Mexico and Honduras

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is calling on women journalists to apply for two opportunities that would help fund reporting.

As part of the second year of the Adelante Reporting Initiative, IWMF is taking two groups of women journalists to Mexico and Honduras in July to cover migration. The reporting fellowships will be based in Tijuana, Baja California and Tegucigalpa, respectively, according to the organization's release. Read more »


IWMF fellows head to Colombia and Mexico-U.S. border as part of Adelante initiative

The first group of fellows for the Adelante initiative from the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) have been selected and are preparing for trips to Colombia and the Mexico-U.S. border.

As part of the two-week long trips, six journalists will go to the Mexico-U.S. border to report on economic development and the human impact of migration. Another group of six journalists will cover rural and economic development in Colombia.

Mexico – U.S. Border Fellows Read more »


"Adelante," new training program covering Latin America, will benefit 270 journalists in the next five years; apply now

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) opened applications for its newest reporting initiative, Adelante (Moving Forward), a Latin America-focused program in which it seeks to train 270 journalists over the next five years. Read more »


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