Laura Zommer

Argentina |  Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief, Chequeado


Laura Zommer is the executive director and editor-in-chief at Chequeado, the first initiative of fact-checking and verification of public discourse in Latin America. She is also a member of the Board of the International Fact-Checking Network, the Consultative Council of Sembramedia and the Brazilian site Gender and Number. Zommer has a B.A. in Communication Science at the University of Buenos Aires, is a lawyer, and an access to information and transparency activist. She is a professor of Right to Information at the University of Buenos Aires and writes in the daily La Nación. She worked as director of communications at CIPPEC (2004-2012) and at the Secretary of Internal Security of the Ministry of Justice (2003-2004). For her work as a journalist she has received a number of 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.

Zommer was an event speaker at the Dialogue.

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