Laura Zommer

  • General Director
  • Chequeado, Argentina - Factchequeado, US

Laura Zommer is co-founder of Factchequeado, an initiative to counter disinformation in Spanish in the United States. She is General Director of Chequeado, the first fact checking organization in Argentina, Latin America and the Global South. She is the creator of LatamChequea, the world's largest regional fact checking network that brings together more than 35 media outlets in 18 countries to combat disinformation and lies in public discourse. She is Knight Fellow with the International Center for Journalists (ICJN) and Ashoka Fellow. She is president of the board of directors of Sembramedia, member of the board of La Silla Vacía of Colombia and also member of the Advisory Board of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), Género & Numero of Brazil and the Law School of the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. For her work as a journalist she has received more than half a dozen awards, including the Gabriel García Márquez Award from the Ibero-American New Journalism Foundation (FNPI) in the Innovation category. She holds a degree in Communications and a Law degree from the University of Buenos Aires and is a professor of Right to Information at that university and of Data Journalism and Discourse Verification in master's programs at several national and international universities.