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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:

Independent media from the Northern Triangle are strengthened, but do data journalism with limited resources

Corruption, inequality and violence are some of the characteristics shared by Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, countries of the region known as the Northern Triangle.

Yet, in recent years, independent journalism in this region has been strengthened by various training initiatives in data journalism and monitoring that have been coordinated and led by organizations such as the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI) and international non-profit organizations like Internews. Read more »


ISOJ celebrates 20 years with journalists, scholars and media executives from 44 countries

“The ‘I’ in ISOJ may as well stand for intimate. Twenty years ago, this conference started and it was small, and it’s remained small by design; it’s large in ambition, it’s large enough to have a real impact,” said founder and CEO of the Texas Tribune, Evan Smith, upon conclusion of the first day of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) this year, in recognition of the event’s 20 years. Read more »


ISOJ: In polarized environments, media should reach out to their audiences and work collaboratively

In polarized societies that are also home to authoritarian or populist governments, journalists and media outlets in the country must work together and avoid falling into a narrative of hate coming from officials. Read more »


Venezuelan site and Colombian news director among recipients of 2019 Ortega y Gasset awards

Venezuelan news site El Pitazo and Colombian news director Darío Arizmendi were recognized by the Ortega y Gasset awards from Spanish newspaper El País. Read more »


Honduran journalist sentenced for defamation is arrested after police raid his radio station

Police officers forcibly entered a Honduran radio station to apprehend the director, a journalist sentenced to 10 years in prison for defamation. Read more »


Defense of the journalistic investigation can be more complex than the investigation itself, says journalist Gustavo Gorriti

"To do investigative journalism in Latin America and in other parts of the world has two parts: the first part is about the investigation itself with all its great challenges and the second part, which is not talked about much, is the defense of the investigation, and that is almost as complex or sometimes more than the investigation itself," Peruvian investigative journalist Gustavo Gorriti told the Knight Center. Read more »


Latin American electoral processes fomented hostility against the press: annual report from the IACHR

Journalists and media from countries that had elections in 2018, such as Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Paraguay, Colombia and El Salvador, confronted situations of violence and censorship. This was noted in the annual report from the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). Read more »


Mexican Supreme Court confirms journalist Carmen Aristegui was fired illegally

After four years of court proceedings, the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation of Mexico (SCJN, for its initials in Spanish) confirmed that the journalist Carmen Aristegui was improperly and illegally dismissed by the MVS radio group, according to the site Aristegui Noticias. Read more »


Nicaragua could bet on a 'journalism of the digital catacombs' in light of current crisis: Sergio Ramírez

While a young Daniel Ortega was fighting the regime of Anastasio Somoza Debayle in Nicaragua in the late 1970s, media outlets were targeted by censorship laws and journalists had to work in secret. From church pulpits, reporters informed the public about what was happening in the country. Read more »


Venezuela detains at least ten foreign journalists in the last two weeks of January

*This note has been updated to add information about the detention of three additional journalists from news agency EFE and their driver, as well as two French journalists from channel TMC. Read more »


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