Clara Jiménez Cruz

Co-founder and CEO, Maldita.es (Spain)

Clara Jiménez Cruz@cjimenezcruz
Clara Jiménez Cruz is the co-founder and CEO of Maldita.es, a Spanish foundation and non-profit news organization fighting disinformation and lies in public discourse through fact-checking and data journalism techniques. Maldita.es develops tech tools that enable citizens to make informed decisions and engages with its audience in new formats such as the winner of the European Press Prize in 2020, its Whatsapp chabot on fact- checking. After a decade’s career as a TV journalist, Clara, who collaborates regularly in Spanish national media, was appointed to the High Level Group against Disinformation by the European Commision and is a current member of the International Fact-Checking Network Advisory Board. She has been awarded, among others, an Ashoka Fellowship in 2019 and Spanish Young journalist of the Year in 2020.