Iván Carrillo (CDMX, 1970). Journalist, editor and TV host specialized in science, health and the environment. He is co-founder and co-director of Historias sin Fronteras and En Común (podcast). He is a member of the 2016-17 generation of the MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellowship and is part of the National Geographic Society's global community of Explorers. As well, Ivan is the general editor of the Tec Review platform specialized in science, innovation and entrepreneurship and is the head of the Ibero-American Scientific and Cultural News (NCC) that is broadcast in 20 countries and three languages. Recently he launched the Aquatic Atlas program on YouTube dedicated to the conservation of the oceans. He has collaborated with the most important national media and his reports in Natgeo (LA) and Newsweek en Español have been recognized with the most outstanding awards in Mexico.
S. Lynne Walker is the president and executive director of InquireFirst and co-founder of Historias sin Fronteras, which was established in 2019 to provide reporting grants to science, health and environment writers in Latin America.
Lynne is a Pulitzer Prize finalist who spent much of her career reporting from Mexico, where she served as Mexico City Bureau Chief from 1992 to 2008 for San Diego, Calif.-based Copley News Service.
Her four-part series on a small Illinois town transformed by immigration, “Beardstown: Reflection of a Changing America,” was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting. She was awarded the Maria Moors Cabot Prize from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2005 for her outstanding coverage of Latin America.
As executive director of InquireFirst, which she founded in 2016, Lynne continues to travel to Latin America to work with colleagues on new ways to produce in-depth reporting on science, health and the environment and conduct investigative reporting. She has instructed Spanish-language journalism workshops in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Paraguay, Bolivia, Argentina and Ecuador.
Lynne also launched Bajo la Lupa, a grant program to support investigative reporting in Latin America and she is the co-founder of En Común: Conocimiento en Voz Viva, a Spanish-language radio program that reports on science, health and the environment for rural and indigenous audiences in Mexico.
Jorge Rodríguez is an environmental journalist who in 2015 founded the digital media outlet RevistaViatori.com which focuses on environment, sustainable development, indigenous communities, research and science.
Jorge is currently working on a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of the Sea Turtle Conservation Program in Guatemala.
Richard Carbajal was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He studied at the National Autonomous University of Honduras and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
He began his career working for Diario Tiempo and he is currently the co-founder of the digital newspaper Primicia Honduras, assuming different roles in the company's structure with an entrepreneurial vision. He has also worked for civil society organizations with the goal of creating connections, and to encourage the most vulnerable and give meaning to the world through his work.
Over the years he has been shaping his profile as an analyst, providing his perspective and commentary on national issues in Honduras.
Misael Colindres is a Honduran journalist who graduated from the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH). He was born in Tegucigalpa and he is co-founder of the digital newspaper Primicia Honduras.
He has done investigative work, chronicles, reports and news about vulnerable groups such as women, the LGBT community and children.
Misael worked at Maya TV, Diario Tiempo and Diario La Tribuna, among other Honduran media outlets, where he investigated corruption. He has also provided crisis communication consulting services for the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) and the Honduran National Defense Secretariat (SEDENA).
Carlos Duarte is a journalist and photographer, with studies in journalism and communication at the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC) and the Universidad Galileo in Guatemala City.
He has 16 years of experience in the production and editing of professional photography and video for local and international media, such as newspapers, magazines, television channels and multimedia websites. His work can be found in publications such as National Geographic, Slate Magazine, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Ruptly, China Global Television Network (CGTN), Reuters and EFE.
Carlos is dedicated to documenting all aspects of life in his country with a humane and social sense, and trying to capture an elegant aesthetic in his photographs. His work has been awarded a National Journalism Award, a Local Professional Photography Award, and a Central American International Professional Photography Award.
Currently, in addition to being an independent journalist and photographer, Carlos co-manages the media outlet Revista Viatori, dedicated to solutions journalism on issues of biodiversity, environment, sustainability and native communities.
Carlos Palma was born in Tegucigalpa in 1981. At the age of 22 he discovered photography thanks to his teacher Arturo Sosa, who taught him the first lessons in the art of still photography at the Central American Technological University (UNITEC).
In 2006, Carlos participated in the collective exhibition "Caleidoscopio", marking him as an artist in the field of photography.
It was not until years later that the doors opened for him to work as a commercial photographer at a renowned advertising agency. He received several Latin American awards for his work in advertising campaigns, including three Golden Jades for best photography.
Carlos earned a master's degree in Digital Photography and later founded Revolver Image, a photography production company.
In 2013, in the framework of the Icaro Film Festival, he participated as a photographer in the exhibition "Cine Zero" with the series "Sketch of the Stain", which broke away from the expected with a personal style clearly influenced by the advertising culture. Since then, Carlos has had several photographic exhibitions in theaters, malls and galleries.
He was invited to be part of the jury in the 2nd Digital Photography Contest "Discover a film location" in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. And he has also been invited to be a juror in Zambos Gram national contest for four years.
He has also taught Photography and Commercial Photography at UNITEC, later establishing a certificate course in photography. To date Carlos continues to do advertising photography for various brands and social campaigns.
Dony Stewart is an experienced Guatemalan journalist from Izabal, a state in the northeastern Caribbean of Guatemala. He works as a correspondent for local media, free circulation newspapers, Prensa Libre and the cable channel, Guatevisión in the Caribbean area of Guatemala.
Dony also works with international media, with his multimedia work ranging from photography and video to writing and on-camera presentation.
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