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Alejandra Gutiérrez Valdizán

Alejandra Gutiérrez Valdizán is editor in chief of Plaza Publica, an in depth digital media magazine in Guatemala, Central America. She’s specialized in social themes, transitional justice and violence. For almost 15 years, she’s worked in in depth journalism for various magazines in Guatemala, and in academic research about media and audio visual analysis. She’s worked in participatory community video and as a journalism teacher in Universidad Rafael Landivar. Her work as a writer and researcher has earned her recognition such as finalist in the International Press Association (SIP), as part of the team recognized by the Daniel Pearl Award (researching organized crime) and the Fundación Gabriel García Márquez para el Periodismo Iberoamericano for the coverage of the genocide trial in Guatemala. She has advanced PhD studies in Communications from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain), a Postgraduate degree in Communications and Art (U. of Girona), and a degree in Communications with a minor in alternative communications.

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