Paloma Dupont de Dinechin

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Paloma de Dinechin, 26, is a freelance Franco Chilean investigative journalist. She studied political science with a focus in Latin America before completing her master's degree in journalism at Sciences Po Paris. She joined Forbidden Stories for three years, a consortium of journalists that pursues the work of threatened reporters, in 2019. There, she coordinated and reported for the Green Blood Project, the Cartel Project, the Pegasus Project, etc. focusing on Latin America. As a freelancer, her articles have been published in Le Monde, Liberation, El País, the Washington Post, The Guardian, Expresso and others. She was awarded in the category outstanding investigative reporting by Fetisov Journalism Awards in 2021 for an investigation on the murdered Mexican journalist Regina Martínez, along with other colleagues.

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Nature is our home and it’s under threat. With my work, I’m trying my best to create awareness on environmental issues. Such an endeavour is at the heart of my commitment as a journalist.

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