Chicas Poderosas Peru

Community of innovation in digital journalism initiated activities to monitor election day
This initiative is part of a global movement that brings together journalists, photographers, designers, programmers and interested in leading-edge media projects.


After starting chapters in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, the global community Chicas Poderosas begins operations in Peru. The movement promotes cutting-edge projects in the digital media to better serve citizens. Therefore, the first activity will focus on election coverage under the name ‘data, research and tools to monitor the elections’ to be held on Friday November 20 at the Center for Academic Innovation at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru.
The activity will be attended by exhibitors from Costa Rica: Hassel Fallas of the Nation, Colombia: Ginna Morelo of El Tiempo and a large delegation of Peru. Attendees will begin to develop journalistic and citizens projects with the assistance of mentors with experience in journalism and communications who have also joined this community, made up of journalists, designers, graphic designers, programmers, photographers using various professional tools.

“The best experiences in the world of journalism are held in teamwork and integration of various disciplines to monitor power. Chicas Poderosas is launching in Peru, which aims to lead more women to leading-edge journalistic projects, it is more than appropriate in this electoral context”

said Milagros Salazar, Chicas Poderosas’ Ambassador in Peru and Director of Convoca, who invited to join this effort to various media and professionals.

At the launch of the Peruvian chapter members IDL-Reporteros, OjoPúblico, Convoca, El Búho de Arequipa, Hack Hackers Lima, WIT Perú, Open Data Perú, Geo Graphos y Story Code Perú.
The community began in 2013 under the leadership of multimedia designer Mariana Santos (Portugal), director of animation and interaction at Fusion (Univision) and former interactive desginer at the British newspaper The Guardian. This initiative aims to increase the number of women in newsrooms and contribute to their training as leaders in digital media. For this local meetings where more women are involved in application development news, interactive content production and new tools for journalism are made.
During the first two weeks of November, Chicas Poderosas went to Rome to run ‘The 19 million Project‘, an initiative of joint forces with with an Italian coalition for Human Rights and dozens of professionals around the world with the aim of exchanging experiences and develop projects focused journalistic and multimedia in the 19 million people who are forced to flee their countries every year to conflict, war and persecution.
Admission to the activity of November 20 is free upon registration. The conference will be held in the Lecture Hall A100 Centro de Innovación Académica on the campus of the university.

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