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Saturday, August 18, 2018
|Emilio Godoy has been reporting for IPS in Mexico since 2007. He’s one of the most versatile journalists in the IPS network and he never says no to a proposal. A data-obsessed, resourceful researcher, he is passionate about such diverse issues as human rights, migrants, indigenous peoples, sustainable development, the environment, energy, and cyber-vigilance. He puts a committed and personal touch on everything he does, which represents a great contribution to IPS.|
Born in Guatemala, Emilio has been living in Mexico since 2002. He started writing as a journalist in 1996 and has collaborated with European, American and Latin American media. With a master’s degree in Communication from London, he’s fluent in Spanish and English.
When asked what he likes most about his work for IPS, his immediate answer is that it’s “the freedom to approach issues from an alternative perspective, from angles that other media ignore, its global platform and its inquisitive nature”. He is also clear about the values that lead him to feel part of IPS: “freedom, commitment to those most vulnerable and the promotion of human rights”.
For Emilio, “each theme is an opportunity for holistic learning, because it forces us to inform ourselves, to think, to question. This leads to be constantly updating and to search for often ignored or unacknowledged points of view, to which my curious nature contributes.”
Of the many reports he has done for IPS in Mexico and in other countries, Emilio particularly recalls the Global AIDS Conference, the 2010 climate summit in Cancun, its follow-up-in Mexico, the United States and Germany of the environmental and social impacts of the exploitation of hydrocarbons through fracking, and the monitoring of the problem of the “disappeared” in Mexico and their relatives’ tireless search for them, done often with no outside help.
Thanks to these reports he has won several awards and recognitions, such as the Journalism Prize for Green Economy and Sustainable Development in 2012.
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