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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:

Guatemala’s Plaza Pública shares its experience with journalism, safety protocols and investigative methods in new manual

The Guatemalan investigative journalism site Plaza Pública recently launched a journalism and safety protocols manual for journalists that summarizes the lessons of its first six years of existence. Read more »


Former military officer and current candidate for mayor of Lima is acquitted in 1988 murder of Peruvian journalist

Former military officer Daniel Urresti, who is running for mayor of Lima on Oct. 7, was acquitted as co-author of the murder of journalist Hugo Bustios in 1988. Read more »


Peruvian journalists ask the IACHR to request the government adopt urgent protection measures for investigative journalists

The Peruvian journalistic site IDL-Reporteros, which in the middle of this year revealed a deep crisis in the country’s judicial system through the release of audio recordings of telephone leaks, asked the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) to demand that the government provide urgent protection measures for journalists and officials investigating the alleged acts of corruption. Read more »


One year after hurricane hits Puerto Rico, three newsrooms publish collaborative report on Maria’s Dead

After the Puerto Rican government published that the passage of Hurricane Maria over the island left only 64 people dead, local media such as the Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI, for its initials in Spanish) began to question official statistics and to investigate further. Read more »


Media from Brazil and Venezuela collaborate for innovative report about mining conflict in the Amazon

The intense mining activity that takes place in a vast area of the Venezuelan Amazon inspired a group of journalists interested in social and environmental issues to work collaboratively across borders. Read more »


Mexican government approves emergency budget for protection mechanism for journalists through end of 2018

The outgoing government of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has assigned 75 million Mexican pesos (US $4 million) to the Protection Mechanism for Human Rights Defenders and Journalists and ensured its operation through the end of the year. Read more »


Need for more reporting on South America’s Amazon led to the creation of a $5.5 million fund for rainforest journalism

Journalists working in the Amazon now have a new fund at their disposal to help realize coverage of the region thanks in part to the initiative of reporters working in the area.

The Norwegian government and The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting recently launched the Rainforest Journalism Fund (journalism fund on tropical forests) to allocate U.S. $5.5 million over five years for coverage raising awareness about global problems in tropical forests and climate change. Read more »


Colombian organization asks authorities for speedy investigation of death threats against journalists

Colombia’s Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP, for its acronym in Spanish) called on the Attorney General and the Ministry of the Interior to promptly investigate recent death threats made against journalists in early September. These threats were made by an alleged paramilitary group Águilas Negras. Read more »


Mexican protection mechanism for journalists set to run out of funding, spurring press advocates to action

The Protection Mechanism for Human Rights Defenders and Journalists will run out of funding at the end of September, mobilizing press advocates to demand the federal government guarantee resources for the program to continue. Read more »


Mexican association demands new government recognize humanitarian crisis of media professionals displaced by violence

The association Periodistas Desplazados Mexico (Displaced Journalists Mexico) is asking the new government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to politically and legally recognize journalists and media workers who are victims of forced internal displacement caused by violence in the country in the last decade. Read more »


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