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Paola Nalvarte is a Peruvian journalist and documentary photographer living in Austin, Texas. She focuses on covering and writing about the Andes region. In Peru, Paola worked in the Lima office of the Italian news agency ANSA, on the economic news desk of the daily Expreso, and for ten years she has been working on different editorial projects doing picture editing and research for one of the oldest Spanish-language papers in the world, the Peruvian newspaper El Comercio. She also enjoyed writing for the newspaper weekly magazine Somos. Follow her on Twitter @paolanalvarte

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Recent Blog Posts:

Police officers arrest Venezuelan journalist who reported on the COVID-19 situation in his country

*This story has been updated.

The house of Venezuelan journalist Darvinson Rojas was raided and he was detained by agents of the Special Action Forces (FAES) of the Bolivarian National Police (PNB) on March 21, in Caracas. Journalist and freedom of expression groups in the country say it was for his reporting on the coronavirus in Venezuela. Read more »


Federal judge issues conviction against man involved in murder of Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach

After a series of postponements in the trial, a federal court found one of the material co-authors guilty of the murder of the journalist Miroslava Breach, killed on March 23, 2017 in Chihuahua, Mexico. Read more »


Latin American women journalists march for equal rights and against gender violence

On International Women's Day, March 8, thousands of  women, including journalists, took to the streets in the main cities of Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Read more »


Cuban journalist who received asylum in U.S. is released from detention center after ICE loses appeal

On March 4, Cuban journalist Yariel Valdés González (29) was released after spending almost 12 months in different detention centers of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Read more »


Venezuela sees more violations to freedom of expression in 2019 than in the last eight years

2019 was the year with “the greatest historical setback” in terms of the deterioration of freedom of information and expression in Venezuela, according to the Press and Society Institute (IPYS) Venezuela. Read more »


Three years after murder, one of the killers of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez has been sentenced

The man who admitted to having participated in the murder of investigative Mexican journalist Javier Valdez, shot and killed on May 15, 2017, has received 14 years and eight months in prison. Read more »


I/A Court HR admits case from newspaper El Universo against the State of Ecuador after criminal sentence for defamation in 2012

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I/A Court HR) decided to admit the case of newspaper El Universo against the State of Ecuador. After the publication was sued by then-President Rafael Correa based on a 2011 opinion column, a columnist and three executives received criminal sentences. Read more »


Media coverage of a high-profile femicide in Mexico City sparked debate concerning how journalists cover murders of women

Ingrid Escamilla, 25, was brutally murdered in the Mexico City neighborhood of Vallejo on Feb. 9 and her body mutilated. Her remains were published the following day on the covers of newspaper La Prensa and tabloid Pásala, the latter with the headline “La culpa la tuvo Cupido” (It was Cupid’s fault).  Read more »


Independent journalists face social polarization after the departure of former President Evo Morales

Polarization persists in Bolivia after former leftist President Evo Morales resigned and fled the country and conservative politician Jeanine Áñez declared herself interim president. Meanwhile, journalists working in the country are finding themselves caught in the middle.

For journalist Raúl Peñaranda, director of the site Brújula Digital, the pressure, criticism and threats by state officials have stopped in comparison with the practices of the previous government. Read more »


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