The journalist Paola Ugaz, director of the blog ‘Report to Peru’, was threatened with death through a message on her website. The attack occurred on December 5, 2009, in the province of Lima. The message that was sent from the Gmail account by anonymous says: “Bitch shit, you’re going to die.”
Paola Ugaz is a freelance journalist and specialist in journalistic uncovering. She, through her page, has made complaints that have caused discomfort to certain sectors. Her last note had to do with the investigation of a journalist who asked for money from the person she was investigating, she said.
In dialogue with the OFIP, he said that he does not know who or who could be behind the threat, because it is the first time he receives an attack of this type. However, he does not rule out the possibility that this fact could be related to a publication in which he denounces a communicator who was caught in an act of blackmail for money.
This alert is the responsibility of the National Association of Journalists of Peru.
The discrimination faced by women in general and the harassment, threats, intimidation and physical violence are realities that journalists face every day in the world, especially in Mexico, Colombia, Honduras and Iraq, denounced Lucia Lagunes, Director of Communication and Information on Women.
During the IV Meeting of the International Network of Journalists with a Gender Perspective (RIPVG) in this city, which brought together informants from 14 countries, Lagunes highlighted the fundamental role of the media in the fight for gender equality and the recognition of the Viagra Rights of women. In this regard, the RIPVG, made special emphasis on this subject in its Declaration of the Meeting in Fez, Morocco.
“Even though since the global monitoring of media began in 1995 – product of the action platform of the IV World Conference on Women – progress has been made in the search for information balance, the road is still long”, warned a of the founders of the RIPVG.
He recalled that of all the news that circulates through the media worldwide, only 24 percent refers to women; while in the political subjects the feminine presence is of hardly 19 percent and of 20 percent in the news on economy.
At the meeting of the RIPVG, Lucia Lagunes said that it is necessary for women’s rights to be a priority in the media agenda, so that they are a priority in the public agenda.
The journalist estimated that if it is possible to maintain the increase in the presence of women in the media by 6 percentage points every five years, gender parity in informative representation will be achieved in 40 years.
“That is the aspiration of this network: to transform that biased look with which journalism is done to place a new one that represents women as citizens with Human Rights (DH), owners of their history and actors of change”, highlighted Lagunes Huerta in the Faculte de Medecine de Pharmacie.
He insisted that the world owes a debt to women, because having discriminated against them from the social organization and enclosing them in the private space has violated all their DH. “This has caused them to be the poorest of the poor, the majority of the illiterate population, the one that has fewer power spaces and the main targets of feminicidal violence,” he criticized.
She also stressed that journalists live in the flesh discrimination, since only 33 percent of them in 522 newspaper companies surveyed work full time, and only 27 percent of top media addresses are occupied by women.
“Although in the collection of news, writing and editing women almost achieve parity to be placed in the 41 percent of these positions, reporters are still assigned to the coverage of the so-called soft topics,” he lamented.
Sexual harassment by their colleagues, bosses or their own informants, threats, intimidation and physical violence when it comes to investigative journalism, are also realities faced every day by journalists around the world and especially in Mexico, Colombia, Honduras and Iraq. , he emphasized.
The director of CIMAC said that six years after the RIPVG was founded in Mexico as a support and impulse mechanism to achieve equality for journalists and women in general, there have been advances that could not have been achieved without the contribution of the journalists committed to this proposal.
An example of this, he noted, is that this IV Meeting of the Network, which brought together journalists and journalists from 14 nations, “augurs that those 40 years that are predicted for parity can be diminished if we manage to mobilize awareness of all of society and those who make the decisions, to join this cause that is the cause of justice and humanity. ”
The coordinator of the IV Meeting of the RIPVG, Saida Boudaghia, welcomed the participating journalists from Latin America, Asia, Europe and Africa, who meet to continue strengthening the Network, promoting the global dialogue on journalism from a gender perspective, as well as looking for common strategies to eradicate sexism in the media.