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 (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).
He has worked in newspapers, digital media and broadcasting, and is an accomplished reporter that has assumed directorial positions in acclaimed media outlets.
He has been part of TalCual for more than 10 years, starting as a reporter. In 2022 was named Director. Previously, as Chief Editor, he led the transformation process from the printed edition to a online multimedia platform and oversaw all the special projects.
Since april 2019, is the Director of EsPaja.com, a factchecking platform by Transparencia Venezuela with support from the European Union.
Víctor is a member of Servicio de Información Pública, a independent initiative focused on reporting the news via Whatsapp to reach new audiences in Venezuela and abroad.
He was awarded with the Excellence in Journalism Award granted by the Inter American Press Association in 2017 and in 2018, and a Special Mention in Human Rights in the Excellence in Journalism Award granted by the Inter American Press Association in 2019.
He has been a contributor to Vice, Caracas Chronicles, CS Monitor and Estrella TV (USA), BBC News TV and BBC Radio 5 (UK), ABC News and ABC Radio (Australia), TRT World (Turkey), El Confidencial and La Gaceta (Spain), RAI Tg2 (Italy), M6 (France) El País de Cali and Semana (Colombia), Bio Bio (Chile), and Armando.info (Venezuela) as a investigative reporter for #FinCENFiles and #PandoraPapers.
But not everything is about the hard news. Víctor is the producer and host of Esto Sí Suena, a radio show focused on alternative music and arts.
He's co-author of seven books.