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Paola Nalvarte

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.

Paola Nalvarte es una periodista y fotógrafa documental peruana que vive en Austin, Texas. El foco de interés de su cobertura noticiosa es la región andina. En Perú, Paola trabajó en la oficina de Lima de la agencia italiana de noticias ANSA, en la sección de economía del diario Expreso y por diez años hizo investigación fotográfica y edición de fotografía editorial en el diario decano de la prensa peruana, El Comercio. También escribió para Somos, la revista semanal del mismo diario​, artículos sobre medio ambiente y cultura.

Paola Nalvarte é uma jornalista peruana e fotógrafa documentarista que vive em Austin, Texas. O foco de interesse da sua cobertura jornalística é a região andina. No Peru, Paola trabalhou no escritório de Lima da agência de notícias italiana ANSA, na seção de economia do jornal Expreso e, por dez anos, fez pesquisa fotográfica e edição de fotografia editorial para um dos jornais em espanhol mais antigos do mundo, o jornal peruano El Comercio. Ela também escreveu artigos de meio ambiente e cultura para a Somos, a revista semanal do mesmo jornal.

Recent Articles

Featured Propulsorio

Journalists launch product development guide focused on Latin American context

The product development guide, Propulsorio, is free, open, and self-directed. It has self-assessment activities for readers to apply what they have learned to their own journalistic projects.

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Ten digital native media from Latin America selected for new mentorship and funding program

The GNI Startups Lab Hispanoamérica program was created and launched in mid-2021 by Sembramedia, with the support of Google News Initiative, and its objective is to strengthen the structures and business models of 10 digital native media in Latin America.

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Alarm sounds in El Salvador, with growing violence against journalists and worrisome discourse from officials

The year 2021 is shaping up to be one of the most violent and restrictive years against journalists in El Salvador, according to the Association of Journalists of El Salvador (APES, for its acronym in Spanish).

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Journalists who left Peruvian media outlet due to journalistic crisis create their own news site focusing on video

Epicentro TV was born as a kind of cooperative of six journalists who left one of the most prestigious television news programs in Peru, Cuarto Poder, after a credibility crisis in the traditional Peruvian media during the polarized elections of April and June 2021.

Marcha Ni Una Menos

Feminist media in Latin America expand voices in the media ecosystem by reporting with a gender perspective

In recent years, there has been a spring of feminist media in Latin America, many starting alongside the MeToo (United States, 2017) or Ni una menos (Argentina, 2015) movements, which seek to vindicate the issues of women, trans women and the LGBTQ+ communities in media content and public discussion.

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Mexican journalistic organization continues to bet on projects from young Latin American journalists

What began as a journalistic experiment during the first year of the pandemic became a Latin American coalition of young media that address human rights issues with a gender perspective, Coalición LATAM.

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Chilean payment platform Reveniu helps independent and local media outlets bring in more money

The Reveniu payment platform, which the Chilean journalist Miguel Paz devised to facilitate donations and monetary contributions to start-ups and independent media, has been operating publicly for one year this May.

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Dismissal of news director of Peru's main television stations worsens credibility crisis in the press during polarized elections

After nine years in her position, Colombian journalist Clara Elvira Ospina was fired as journalistic director of América TV and Canal N, two of the most important television outlets in Peru, which also belong to Grupo La República and Grupo El Comercio, the latter being the majority shareholder. Ospina's dismissal occurred just a month before the second round of the presidential elections, in an extremely polarizing contest.

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One in four women journalists has suffered online attacks, according to UNESCO report

UNESCO report conducted more than 900 surveys of women journalists from 125 countries. Most of the journalists contacted said they had received attacks based on disinformation that sought to discredit them personally and professionally.

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Lessons from 5 successful Latin American journalistic projects that adopted technology in their processes and content

Five innovative projects that were successfully launched in the region were presented virtually at the 14th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas of the University of Texas at Austin.