Laura Zommer

Director and Editor-in-Chief, Chequeado (Argentina)

Laura Zommer@lauzommer
Laura Zommer is director and editor-in-chief at Chequeado, the first fact-checking organization in Argentina, Latin America and the Global South. She was the creator of LatamChequea, the largest regional fact-checking network that brings together more than 30 media in 15 countries to fight disinformation and lies in the public discourse. She is a board member of Sembramedia and La Silla Vacía from Colombia and also member of the Advisory Board of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) and Género & Numero from Brazil. For her work as a journalist she received more than half a dozen awards: among them, the Gabriel García Márquez Award from Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericana (FNPI) in the Innovation category.

Laura Zommer

Executive Director, Chequeado

Laura ZommerTwitter: @lauzommer
Laura Zommer is Executive and Editor-in-Chief at Chequeado, the first initiative of fact-checking and verification of public discourse in Latin America. She is Professor of Right to Information at the University of Buenos Aires and writes in the daily La Nación, where she has covered and conducted research on cases related to corruption, civil rights and justice for almost two decades. Laura has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Science from University of Buenos Aires and she’s also a lawyer and access to information and transparency activist. She worked at the most important think-tank in Argentina, CIPPEC, as Director of Communications (2004-2012) and at the Secretary of Internal Security of the Ministry of Justice as Chief of Cabinet (2003-2004). For her work as a journalist, she has 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.

Zommer is a panelist for Fact checking: The international trend of verifying public discourse” at ISOJ 2017 (April 21 at 9:30 a.m.)

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