Paola Hurtado

Communications Coordinator

Paola executes SIF’s institutional communication strategy.

She is a Guatemalan journalist, university professor, editor and writer. She has been a reporter and editor of the Guatemalan newspaper ElPeriódico, a television reporter for the news agency EFE in Madrid, Spain, founder and editor of the magazine Contrapoder, strategy manager of the digital newspaper Nómada, and deputy news director of Canal Antigua. In her las role, she was also a commentator and interviewer for their political analysis program.

She is currently a professor of journalism at the Universidad del Istmo, contributes to opinion columns, is a freelance writer and editor and, as a pastime, entertains herself in a reading club she created with a bookstore in the city.

She graduated with a degree in social communications from the Rafael Landívar University in Guatemala, with an honorable mention for her research. She won first place in the Irma Flaquer 2011 journalism prize, first place in the 2003 UNICEF Communications Prize, in the printed journalism category; and she won second place in the 2015 National Journalism Award, in the interview category.

She was a fellow for the Balboa Program for Young Latin American Journalists and is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

I work with a team of women and men committed to development, to justice and to equity in Central America. It is an honor to contribute to communicating the work of SIF and its programs to involve more people and organizations in the cause.

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