Patricia Nieto (Colombia) has become one of the authorities on the armed conflict in Colombia because of her work as a reporter, which has won her the Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize, one of the country’s most prestigious and respected awards, and the José Martí Latin American Journalism Prize, given by the Prensa Latina agency. She received a doctorate in Communication from the University of La Plata (Argentina) with a thesis offering a compilation of autobiographical accounts of the armed conflict, focussing particularly on Medellin city. She lectures at the University of Antioquia and has written for or edited a range of publications. Her most recent book, Crónicas del paraíso (2022), covers over thirty years of reporting on the war in Colombia, giving a face and a voice to those who suffered it in their own lives: displaced persons and those who lost loved ones. In conversation with BBC journalist Andrea Díaz Cardona.
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