«Class of 2011

Karelia Vázquez

Yahoo! International Fellow
Freelance writer, Diario El Pais (Madrid), Cuba and Spain

Project: Bringing Cuban bloggers together in one interactive digital space to improve communications and debate among them as well as increase their visibility and influence.

Vázquez was born and raised in communist Cuba. She has a master’s degree in journalism from El País/the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She entered the field of journalism working for Radio Progreso in Havana (Cuba). She went on to become a television reporter for CHTV, a local station of the Radio and Television Cuban Institute. In 1999, she moved to Madrid, and in 2000 was a founding member of Cubaencuentro.com, the digital version of “Encuentro de la Cultura Cubana Magazine” and a site for news and the exchange of ideas among Cubans. She later became a weekly contributor to El Pais Semanal in Madrid, writing on topics from the impact of new technologies on health to consumer habits to social trends. In 2005, she began writing for Marie Claire magazine.

Knight Talk: Karelia Vázquez

Vázquez discusses an interactive digital space to improve communications and debate among Cuban bloggers.

Information on this page is from the fellowship year.