Laura Zommer

Executive and Editor-in-chief • Chequeado • Buenos Aires, Argentina
Last edited January 8, 2020

Executive and Editor-in-chief at Chequeado, the first initiative of fact-checking and verification of public discourse in Latin America. Member of the Board of the International Fact-Checking Network and the Consultative Council of Sembramedia and the Brazilian site Gender and Number. Laura has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Science at University of Buenos Aires, and is also a lawyer as well as 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 Nacion. She worked at CIPPEC (2004-2012) as Director of Communications and at the Secretary of Internal Security of the Ministry of Justice (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.