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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:

Four Venezuelan journalists facing defamation suits are now banned from leaving the country

A court order is preventing four Venezuelan journalists from Armando.info, three of them founders of the site, from leaving the country. The 11th Trial Court of the Metropolitan Area of Caracas issued the measure at the request of the Colombian businessman Alex Nain Saab Morán, reported site Runrun.es. Read more »


Authorities investigate motives behind murders of two journalists killed in southwestern Colombia

The regions of Cauca and Valle del Cauca recently saw the loss of two journalists in less than 24 hours early this month. Although neither had previously reported any threats, their deaths occur at a time of increasing violence against the press. Read more »


Colombian government commits to press freedom in face of rising threats against journalists

Update (8/10/18): The Attorney General of Colombia announced on Aug. 8 that three material authors of threats against María Jimena Duzán, Luis Carlos Vélez and Katherine Leal would be charged.

It added that it is working on 188 investigations corresponding to 277 threats against journalists made between July 2016 and July 2018. Read more »


Peruvian journalists file constitutional complaint for protection, say demands to reveal sources are “illegal"

Peruvian journalist Gustavo Gorriti, director of IDL-Reporteros, and his colleague and cofounder Romina Mella, presented a constitutional complaint for protection before the Constitutional Court of the Superior Court of Justice of Lima, for the continuous and aggressive demands toward their news site. Read more »


Guatemalan Chancellor uses law meant to protect women to get judge to silence criticism from journalist

The Guatemalan Minister of Foreign Affairs used a law that protects women from violence to sue a critical journalist and get a judge to order him to refrain from publishing new articles related to her or even approaching the chancellor. Read more »


Peruvian journalist Gustavo Gorriti says he will not reveal his sources, ‘not in three, thirty or 300 days’

Updated (July 18): On July 15, Supreme Prosecutor for Internal Oversight Víctor Raúl Rodríguez Monteza excused himself from continuing to head the investigation of the audio recordings published by IDL-Reporteros and the news program Panorama, according to what the public prosecutor's office wrote on Twitter. The audio recordings point to alleged corruption among judges of the National Council of the Magistracy. Read more »


Police chief suspended after journalists are attacked while reporting in Mexico City

A photojournalist from newspaper Reforma, Alejandro Mendoza, and Azteca News reporter Isidro Corro said they were assaulted by agents of the Ministry of Public Security (SSP) during the early morning hours of July 8 while covering a police operation in Colonia Doctores, in Mexico City, according to El Universal. Read more »


Media collaboration and citizen input fueled Verificado 2018's fact-checking of Mexican elections

Verificado 2018, a collaborative journalism project from news site Animal Político and AJ + Español that has dozens of media and civil society organizations as allies, served as a catalyst for truthful information throughout political campaigning season and on election day in Mexico. Read more »


UN, IACHR: Aggression against journalists is the most direct and significant threat against freedom of expression in Mexico

While Mexico is preparing for the general elections on July 1, the recent joint report of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the United Nations (UN) urges the country’s government to guarantee the safety of journalists covering the electoral process as they are vulnerable to threats and physical aggression by political actors and third parties. Read more »


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