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Carlos Fernando Chamorro
Founder and Editor, Confidencial (Nicaragua)
Carlos Fernando Chamorro, founded (and is currently the editor of) Confidencial, a weekly publication in Nicaragua that combines investigative journalism and analyses of current affairs. The U.S. magazine The Nation called it “the most respected muckraking operation in the country.”
Chamorro also directs and hosts a popular Sunday night television program called Esta Semana (This Week), featuring investigative reports, feature stories and interviews with political leaders. Chamorro also has a radio show called Onda Local (Local Wave) and is president of the Centro de Investigaciones de la Comunicación (CINCO, the Center of Investigations of Communication), a nonprofit research and polling firm in Nicaragua. This group is committed to maintaining independence in journalism in Nicaragua, as well as to promoting training for young journalists. CINCO helps produce Chamorro’s television show.