«Class of 2010

Martin Pallares

Knight Latin American Fellow
political editor, Diario El Comercio, Quito, Ecuador

Project: Ways to develop a multi-media site that incorporates radio and mobile devices in order to offer more in-depth analysis and debate on economic and political issues.

Pallares was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador. He attended the Universidad Catolica de Quito. Although he has written about culture, crime, sports, and international affairs, his primary focus has been on political coverage. In 1986, he started his career as a political reporter with Diario Hoy newspaper in Quito. He then became a political editor for Diario El Universo in 1999. Then in 2003, he became the political editor for Diario El Comercio. In that position he writes a Sunday column that is considered mandatory reading because of its focus on the democratic structures of the country. During the last constituent assembly and during the whole political process, Pallares has covered news through multi-media coverage that included radio and video. He has been a United National Fellow in New York and a BBC fellow in London.

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