Director and Editor-in-Chief
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.