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Salvadoran journalist Carlos Dada wins ICFJ Knight Trailblazer Award

"The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) announced its annual Knight International Journalism Awards, recognizing excellent reporting that makes a difference in the lives of people around the world...

Carlos Dada, the founder and director of the Salvadoran news site El Faro (The Lighthouse), was tapped to receive the ICFJ Knight Trailblazer Award. A leading force for independent and high-quality journalism in Central America, El Faro was the first digital-only media outlet in Latin America. Under Dada’s visionary leadership, it has fearlessly covered human rights violations, corruption, inequality and the aftermath of the country’s civil war. El Faro’s exposés put the outlet at odds with the Salvadoran government and its allies. This year, Canada’s Citizen Lab revealed that the phones of 22 of El Faro’s journalists, including Dada’s, were repeatedly hacked by Pegasus spyware."

 

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