Laura Rodriguez is a former CPJ intern and an associate project manager at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston. She is an alumna of Northeastern University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in international affairs and journalism and a master’s degree in international affairs with a focus on public policy and Latin America.
Colombia’s Indigenous ‘communicators’ face special challenges reporting for their communities
Mabel Quinto Salas is a reporter for Radio Pa’yumat, a station in the Northern Cauca region of Colombia. But she doesn’t identify as a journalist. Instead, she calls herself a “community communicator,” a category that is common among Colombia’s Indigenous communities. “Communication is seen as a tool for visibility, for denunciation of human rights violations, but also for…