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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:

Infobae joins Latin American media incorporating the position of gender editor in their newsrooms

A new role is emerging in newsrooms in Latin America and abroad as women’s movements like #NiUnaMenos and #MeToo take hold across the world. Read more »


Colombia declares 1998 murder of journalist Nelson Carvajal a crime against humanity

Twenty-one years after Nelson Carvajal Carvajal was killed, the Attorney General's Office of Colombia declared the journalist’s murder a crime against humanity. Read more »


Group of renowned Latin American journalists launch center for transnational investigative journalism

Five renowned journalists in Latin America just launched a new journalistic project that seeks to use collaborative investigative journalism to explain phenomena that cross borders in the region.

The Latin American Center for Investigative Journalism (CLIP, for its acronym in Spanish), will tackle transnational issues like large-scale corruption and illegal or abusive practices. Read more »


Cuban journalist who fled the island seeks asylum in the U.S. from ICE detention center in California

*This story has been updated to include a comment from the RSF North America executive director

Cuban journalist José Ramón Ramírez Pantoja had to leave his country because of the persecution he said he suffered from the government after fully publishing the statements of a state official that were inconvenient for the Cuban regime. Read more »


Journalistic foundation FNPI of Colombia changes its name to Fundación Gabo

After 24 years, the journalistic foundation founded by the Colombian journalist and nobel laureate for literature, Gabriel García Márquez, has changed its name. The Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for the New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI, for its initials in Spanish) is now Fundación Gabo, or the Gabo Foundation, taking on the moniker used affectionately to refer to the icon. Read more »


Puerto Rican investigative site that leaked chats, spurring protests and governor’s resignation, ‘never anticipated’ the outcome

“We have been super shocked, we are going to say so, as stunned by how everything was evolving. We were like, ‘wow.’ Very strong, very strong,” Carla Minet, executive director of the Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI, for its acronym in Spanish) of Puerto Rico, told the Knight Center. Read more »


Peruvian journalist says she is being harassed in the courts following reporting on religious community

Peruvian investigative journalist Paola Ugaz is the target of a second lawsuit, this time for allegedly making false statements as a witness during the defamation trial against her colleague Pedro Salinas. Read more »


Peruvian journalist launches first collaborative journalism platform on public health in Latin America

Salud con Lupa is the first platform in Latin America dedicated to collaborative journalism covering topics related to public health. Read more »


Court orders case reopened for Salvadoran journalist detained in U.S. for more than one year

A Salvadoran journalist who has been detained for 15 months by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), now has the possibility to request asylum and bond, according to a press release from his lawyers. Read more »


Journalist Braulio Jatar is freed from house arrest, but prohibited from leaving Venezuela

Chilean-Venezulean journalist Braulio Jatar Alonso, who has been under house arrest since May 2017 after spending nine months in prison, was freed on July 4, according to CNN en Español.


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