Laura Zommer is Editor-in-Chief at Chequeado, the first initiative of fact-checking and verification of public discourse in Latin America. She is Professor of Right to Information at the University of Buenos Aires and writes in the Argentinian daily La Nación, where she has covered and conducted research on cases related to corruption, civil rights and justice for almost two decades.
Laura has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Science from University of Buenos Aires. She is also a lawyer and activist on access to information and transparency. For her work as a journalist, she has received more than half a dozen awards: among them, in 2015, the Gabriel García Márquez Award from Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericana (FNPI) in the Innovation category for Chequeado and the expansion of fact-checking in the region.