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Laura Zommer

Chequeado
Executive director and editor in chief
Argentina
Laura Zommer. Executive and Editor-in-chief at Chequeado, the first initiative of fact-checking and verification of public discourse in Latin America. She is a board member of IFCN, International Fact Checking Network; part of the Advisory Board of Sembramedia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the diversity of voices and quality content in Spanish by helping digital media entrepreneurs become more sustainable and successful; and Advisory Board member of Gênero e Número, a brazilian data journalism organization that contributes to the gender debate. She is Professor of Right to Information at the University of Buenos Aires, and of Data Journalism and Fact Checking at University of San Andrés and Di Tella, and she writes in the daily La Nacion, where she has covered and conducted research on cases related to corruption, civil rights and justice for almost two decades. Laura is a lawyer and has also a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Science at University of Buenos Aires and she's access to information and transparency activist. For her work as a journalist she received more than half a dozen awards: among them, in 2015, the Gabriel García Márquez Award from Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericana (FNPI) in the Innovation category for Chequeado and the expansion of fact checking in the region.