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Recess Interviews: Argentinian Journalist Damián Pachter

(04/14/16 6:44am)

Damián Pachter did not imagine that he would be forced to flee his homeland of Argentina and settle in Israel a few days after tweeting that Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his house late in the evening of Jan. 18, 2015. Despite not seeing his mother and family since he left Argentina, he has tried to make the best out of his exile. This week, the Latin American reporter visited Chapel Hill, N.C. to participate in a journalist roundtable in the Reconsidering Antisemitism Conference organized by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies. The Chronicle’s Jesús Hidalgo spoke with Pachter to talk to him about the night when Pachter reported Nisman’s death, his new life in Israel and the meaning of journalism in his life. 

Recess Interviews: Journalist Gustavo Gorriti

(03/03/16 5:39am)

Gustavo Gorriti is an eminent Latin American journalist who has covered the civil conflict between the Shining Path and the Peruvian government in the 1980’s, the beginnings of Alberto Fujimori’s dictatorship, and drug-dealing and corruption issues in Panama. Gorriti visited campus last week to give a talk about his journalistic experience in his homeland and The Chronicle’s Jesús Hidalgo spoke with him about the role of journalism in the modern society, the perils of covering the Shining Path in Peru and his take on contemporary politics.