Catalina Cortés

journalist assistance coordinator Committee to Protect Journalists

Catalina Cortés is Journalist Assistance Coordinator of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), overseeing all of the assistance work of the Emergencies team. Catalina has more than 15 years of experience providing humanitarian and emergency assistance to journalists in crisis.

Prior to joining CPJ in 2019, she was Senior Programme Officer for Safety and the Americas at the London-based Rory Peck Trust, managing the organization’s training and operations in support of freelance journalists in distress. A native Spanish speaker, Catalina studied law and holds a master’s in International Politics and Human Rights from City University in London.

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