Session 3

Monday October 22, 2012    (note Date Changed!)
12:00-1:30 pm
Carr Center Conference Room

2012 Latin America Study Group: 
"Contemporary Human Rights Issues in LATAM"

Boris Munoz presents:
"A New Fault Line in Latin American Power: Curbing the Media"

More about the presenter:

Boris Munoz Boris Muñoz is currently a Fellow in the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. In 2009, he was awarded the Nieman Fellowship by the Nieman Foundation for the Advancement of Journalism and was subsequently a visiting scholar at the Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, at Harvard University.

Muñoz is a Venezuelan journalist and writer with an extensive academic and journalistic experience in Latin American and Venezuela current affairs. He holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic American Literature and Culture at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He has worked as investigative reporter, feature writer and columnist. Boris has been a New York correspondent for El Nacional, most recognized Venezuelan newspaper, chief editor of Nueva Sociedad, a renowned social sciences journal published by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, and editorial director of Exceso, the most influential investigative journalism magazine in Venezuela. His books La ley de la calle, Más allá de la ciudad letrada, and Despachos del imperio have garnered critical acclaim in Venezuela and other South American countries. He has been awarded the Fernando Lázaro Carreter International Award for Journalism, La Frontera Institute Grant at Dartmouth College, and the Nieman Fellowship.

As a Fellow at the Latin American Initiative of the Carr Center, Muñoz has been researching and documenting the illegal detention of judge Maria Lourdes Afiuni in Venezuela, as well as coordinating the Carr Center's humanitarian effort to liberate her in association with MIT's professor Noam Chomsky.