Journalist and editor in Caracas, Venezuela
"Una sociedad mejor informada es capaz de tomar mejores decisiones"
Víctor Amaya is a venezuelan Journalist (Universidad Central de Venezuela) with a Master's Degree in Radio obtained in Spain (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).
He has developed a multiplatform career, in newspapers, digital media and radio. He is an accomplished reporter that has assumed directorial positions in acclaimed media outlets. As today, he is Chief Editor of TalCual, where he led the transformation process from the printed weekly edition to a online multimedia platform, and oversees all the special editorial projects.
Since october 2019, is the Director of EsPaja.com, a factchecking platform created by Transparencia Venezuela with support from the European Union.
Víctor is also part of Servicio de Información Pública, a independent journalism initiative focused on reporting the news by voice notes via Whatsapp in a higly controlled and censored Venezuela.
He was Editor of Clímax, a digital magazine of investigative journalism, from 2017 to 2020. During his tenure, he and his team were awarded with the Excellence in Journalism Award granted by the Inter American Press Association in 2017 and 2018.
He was also awarded an Special Mention in Human Rights in the Excellence in Journalism Award granted by the Inter American Press Association in 2019, for his work on the podcast series Voces del Desamparo.
He has been a contributor to Caracas Chronicles, Vice News, CS Monitor and Estrella TV (USA), BBC News and BBC Radio 5 (UK), ABC News (Australia), TRT World (Turkey), El Confidencial and La Gaceta (Spain), El País de Cali (Colombia), RPP (Peru) and Bio Bio (Chile).
But not everything has to be about the hard news. Víctor is the producer and host of Esto Sí Suena, a weekly radio show and podcast focused on alternative music and arts.
He's also co-author of "Nuevo país musical" (2015), "Nuevo país de las letras" (2016), "Caracas en 450" (2017), "Nuevo país de las artes" (2017) and "Nuevo país de la fotografía" (2019), books edited by Fondo Editorial Banesco, in Caracas.