Fabiola Torres López

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ICFJ Knight Fellow Fabiola Torres López is an investigative journalist and editor from Lima, Peru. As an ICFJ Knight Fellow, she helps journalists in Central America, Mexico and Colombia to adopt the latest digital investigative journalism skills to improve their coverage on of corruption, transparency and governance issues. She is strengthening connections between international, national and local media in the region by connecting newsrooms to the CONNECTAS investigative journalism hub to produce innovative cross-border reporting.

Torres López is a co-founder and editor of OjoPúblico, an independent, non-profit Peruvian newsroom known internationally for its award-winning investigative journalism. She co-authored the “The Swiss Army Knife for Journalists: Digital investigative tools in the era of Big Data,” a data journalism guide for Hispanic investigative reporters. In 2017, she became a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

She has extensive experience managing teams across Latin America on major investigative reporting projects. Under Torres López's leadership, OjoPúblico published the Big Pharma Project, a transnational investigation about pharmaceutical company malpractice in Latin America. She coordinated the Memoria Robada project, a cross-border investigation on the trafficking of Latin American cultural patrimony, and also led OjoPúblico’s Cuentas Juradas and Cuidados Intensivos investigations.

Prior to founding OjoPúblico, Torres López worked for eight years at Peru's El Comercio newspaper. She was a member of the investigative team and reported on political corruption as well as social and health issues. Torres López is the co-founder of Hacks/Hackers Lima and was a 2015 Kiplinger Fellow in Digital Journalism at Ohio State University.

Latest Stories

Journalistic platform to investigate crimes of social leaders and fate of former FARC rebels

Journalists from two media groups came together to investigate, build databases and shed light on issues related to the difficult peace process in Colombia.

Fabiola Torres López | April 16, 2018

The Paradise Papers: methods and tools for investigating a massive leak

For The Paradise Papers, 383 reporters from 67 countries collaborated to produce investigative news coverage. Here are the tools and processes used to navigate this massive leak. 

Fabiola Torres López | November 15, 2017