Óscar Castilla, Ojo-Publico.com Executive Director
Executive Director and founder of OjoPúblico. He is an investigative journalist who specializes in the coverage of security, corruption, organized crime and drug trafficking. He was member of the Investigation Unit at El Comercio newspaper. He was part of the team that created Cuentas Juradas, an application that revealed the wealth of Peruvian mayors and won a Data Journalism Award. He is the co-founder of the Lima chapter of HackHackers. His investigations have been included in a number of international documentaries and have been recognized by the Latin American Investigative Journalism Conference. He was a scholarship holder of the Ibero-American New Journalism Foundation. He is a member of the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) and contributor to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
Luis Yáñez Quiroz, Researcher, Peru
OjoPúblico journalist. He has a Bachelor in Social Communication from the National University of San Marcos and he has a Diploma in Strategic Digital Marketing from the University of Piura. He has worked for various public and private organizations, such as the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations, the Press and Society Institute, the Fovida NGO, among others.
Jonathan Castro Cajahuanca, Researcher, Peru
Associated researcher at OjoPúblico. He was political editor at Latina Television and political reporter at print, television and Internet media. He specializes in corruption. He is co-author of the investigative series #intervenganAPDAYC. He is also teaching assistant in the Department of Communications at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.
Olaf Steenfadt, Head of Project RSF
Heads the "Media Ownership Monitor" project and the "Journalism Trust Initiative" at the press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders, RSF. For many years, he has been engaged as a consultant and coach in media development cooperation. Mandates of international organizations and NGOs lead him primarily to Southeast Europe and the Arab world. He previously worked for national German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF in various roles, including as a radio and TV presenter, investigative reporter, domestic and foreign correspondent, as well as in format development and corporate communication. Olaf is a member of the "High-level Expert Group on Fake News and Online Disinformation" of the European Commission and of the "Committee of Experts on Quality of Journalism in the Digital Age" at the Council of Europe. He teaches frequently at universities in Germany and Europe.
Nina Ludewig, MOM Peru Project Manager (RSF)
Media Ownership Monitoring Project Manager for Reporters Without Borders. She is conscious of the dynamics of media communication from various perspectives: she worked as both a journalist and independent producer for German television broadcasters. She has also worked as a journalist trainer in Latin America and supported NGOs in their public relations and in project implementation. She has extensive experience in Latin America, having worked for NGOs in the fields of human rights and political education, among others, in Guatemala and Bolivia.
Lisa-Maria Kretschmer, MOM Project Coordinator (RSF)
Coordinator and Head of Research for the Media Ownership Monitoring Project. She is responsible for project implementation in the Philippines. She previously worked in the fields of human rights and disaster resilience for GIZ and a German Member of Parliament, among others. In 2011 she assisted the Munich Ludwig-Maximilians University in an international research project about the role of the media in conflict situations. She draws on this experience and on her previous for-profit and not-for-profit positions in communications agencies and departments to drive public awareness of human rights issues. She studied political communication, journalism and economics in Germany (LMU Munich, FU Berlin), the Netherlands, Denmark and Israel.
Jorge Acevedo, Advisor, Peru
Social communicator and educator. He is a lecturer in the Department of Communications Science at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and Coordinator of its Research in Communication and Politics Group (GICYP). His is member of the Forum for the Right for Communication.
Jackeline Fowks, Advisor, Peru
Journalist and university lecturer. Since 2012 she has been a contributor in Peru for the El País newspaper. She is the author of the book Chichapolitik. La prensa con Fujimori en las elecciones generales 2000 en el Perú (2014), the second edition of an investigative report published in 2000. On three occasions she has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Foreign Press Association in Peru (APEP) and edited the book Prensa extranjera en el Perú: 50 años de historias’, published by that institution. She has a Masters in Communication Science from UNAM (Mexico) and a Bachelor in Communications from the University of Lima.
Santiago Pedraglio, Advisor, Peru
Graduate of the National University of San Marcos with a Masters of Sociology and a commendation in Politics. He graduated with a Diploma in Philosophy from the Antonio Ruiz de Montoya University.
He is a lecturer in the Faculty of Communications and the Governance and Policy Management Program of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PCUP). He heads the Currency and Situation Office of the Chancery and is Ex-Director (2011-2012) of the PCUP Office of Institutional Communication. He was adviser to the Communications Team of the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs during the Chilean-Peruvian Maritime Dispute before the International Court of Justice case at The Hague from 2012-2014. He was lecturer in the Faculty of Communication Sciences at the University of Lima (2002-2010) in the Diploma in Journalism at the Antonio Ruiz de Montoya University. (2007-2010). He is a political analyst and columnist for Perú 21 newspaper. He is the author of Conversaciones Con ojos del siglo XX (Fondo Editorial PUCP, 2014) and of political current affairs articles in various publications.
Simeon Tegel, Advisor, Correpondent RSF in Peru
British journalist based in Lima. He writes about South America and his feature articles and reports have been published in The Washington Post, The Independent, Vice, Foreign Policy, USA Today and El País, among many others.
Mario Munive, Journalist and advisor
Journalist and university lecturer. Coordinator of the Journalism Department of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. He has also taught at the Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya and at the Universidad Particular de San Martín de Porres. Collaborates with the internet portal "Clases de periodismo". He worked in the newspaper La República as editor of the Sunday supplement, as editor of the political section and general editor.
Julia Urrunaga, journalist, activist, advisor
Director for the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) in Peru, an international NGO focused on investigating and exposing crimes in forests around the world and the international illegal trade of natural resources. Previously, she worked 14 years as an investigative journalist specialized on corruption issues, activity for which she received several national and international journalism awards, including the Inter American Press Association and Gabriel García Márquez’ Fundación para el Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano. Julia holds a Master's degree in International Relations and a Diploma in Sustainable Development from Yale University and a Communications bachelor’s degree from the Universidad de Lima.
Ojo-Público.com is a nonprofit journalists’ organization based in Peru, which was founded in September 2014. It is currently the most widely read investigative media outlet in Peru and focuses on the promotion of democracy, transparency, accountability and access to public information. Ojo-Público.com is a leading innovative hub in using digital tools to analyze and visualize data, develop civic applications and strong storytelling approaches. In 2015 Ojo-Público.com journalists won the Global Network Editors Best Investigation of the Year (small newsroom) award and the National Prize of Journalism and Human Rights, from the largest civil society organization in Peru.
Since 2014, Ojo-Público.com has been a member of the Global International Journalism Network (GIJN). In 2015, Ojo-Público.com became a partner of the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), a global network of investigative reporters focusing on cross-border issues.
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (Reporter Sans Frontières, RSF) was founded in Montpellier (France) in 1985 by four journalists. It is is registered in France as a non-profit organization and has consultant status at the United Nations and UNESCO. RSF advocates for media freedom, supports independent media and protects endangered journalists worldwide. Its missions are
- To continuously monitor attacks on freedom of information worldwide;
- To denounce any such attacks in the media;
- To act in cooperation with governments to fight censorship and laws aimed at restricting freedom of information;
- To morally and financially assist persecuted journalists, as well as their families.
- To offer material assistance to war correspondents in order to enhance their safety.
Since 1994, the German section is active in Berlin. Although the German section works closely with the International Secretariat in Paris to research and evaluate media freedom worldwide, it is organizationally and financially independent. In that role, it has applied for a grant at the federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development – in order to finance the Media Ownership Monitor project.