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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:

Digital native journalism sites in Latin America bet on regional journalism

Local and regional journalistic coverage has always been, almost by default, a role of the traditional media.

With the digital technological revolution of recent years and the crisis of the conventional business model of the newspaper industry –which until the beginning of this century was largely based on advertising revenues– many of the major newspapers have prioritized national and international coverage, leaving little left over for the regions. Read more »


Peruvian Congress approves controversial law that prohibits State from buying official advertising in private media

The Peruvian Congress ratified Law 2133, which prohibits official advertising in private media outlets, during the night of June 14. Advocates say it will curb public spending, but critics say it is a form of indirect censorship against media. Read more »


Peruvian Congress may approve bill prohibiting state advertising in private media

This week, the Plenary of the Peruvian Congress may approve a controversial law that prohibits state advertising in private media. Read more »


Civil judge rules in favor of Venezuelan official in defamation case and imposes fine on newspaper El Nacional

El Nacional, one of the leading independent newspapers in Venezuela that continues to cover the entire country in its print and digital formats, will have to pay a fine of reparation of one billion bolivars (around US $12,000) for "moral damage," according to freedom of expression organization Espacio Público. Read more »


Emergency deportation suspended for Salvadoran journalist detained by ICE two months ago in the U.S.

The Board of Immigration Appeals accepted the emergency suspension of the imminent deportation of Salvadoran journalist Manuel Durán, who since April 5 has been held in Louisiana detention centers belonging to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE), reported Memphis Noticias. Read more »


Venezuelan regulatory agency warns another media outlet not to disseminate messages that disregard authorities

Venezuela’s National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) has set its eyes on television network Globovisión, making it the second media outlet in four days to be put on notice that it must refrain from disseminating messages that disregard the country’s authorities. Read more »


Director of Venezuela’s El Nacional says paper’s site targeted by regulatory agency due partly to coverage of voter abstention

Just after the controversial May 20 presidential elections, a regulatory agency for the government of Venezuela is using a controversial new communications law against the website of one of the country’s most widely circulated newspapers. Read more »


Organizations in Colombia and Mexico create initiatives to hold political candidates accountable for treatment of the press

As Latin American journalists prepare to cover the political campaigns and elections taking place across the region over the next few months, they are facing candidates and members of the public hostile to the profession, including some who will use verbal attacks to interfere with their work.

So as reporters, photographers and editors head to polling places and rallies to cover election season, freedom of expression organizations and journalism advocates are monitoring attacks on the press and creating initiatives to promote accountability from candidates. Read more »


ICFJ releases journalism ethics manual for the digital era in Spanish

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) recently published a contemporary guide on the ethical principles that should govern today's journalism given the context of the digital media era. Read more »


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