Our annual Reuters Memorial Lecture is delivered each year by someone at the highest level of journalism. The lecture deals with a critical issue facing the news industry. The event includes a discussion hosted by the Chair of the Reuters Institute's Steering Committee.
Nicaraguan editor Carlos F. Chamorro delivered the 2023 Reuters Memorial Lecture on 6 March 2023. The lecture's title was 'How to report under a dictatorship: lessons from Nicaragua and beyond'. Chamorro’s lecture was followed by a panel discussion hosted by our Chair Alan Rusbridger with Luz Mely Reyes, editor and co-founder of Venezuelan news site Efecto Cocuyo, and John-Allan Namu, CEO and co-founder of Africa Uncensored, both members of our Advisory Board.
Carlos F. Chamorro (1956) is an award-winning journalist from Nicaragua. He’s the editor of news site Confidencial, and the host of several popular TV shows. In 2021 he was forced into exile when his house was raided. Like hundreds of journalists, activists and opposition leaders, he was stripped of his citizenship by the regime earlier this month. Following a strong wave of repression, Nicaragua is now ranked 160th out of 180 countries on the 2022 RSF World Press Freedom Index. | Check out Confidential content in English
Previous speakers include:
- Alessandra Galloni, editor-in-chief, Reuters. Watch the talk and read our interview with her
- Patrícia Campos Mello, journalist at Folha de Sao Paulo. Read and watch her talk
- Rebecca Corbett, investigations editor at The New York Times. Read and watch her talk
- Siddharth Varadarajan, founding editor of The Wire and former editor of The Hindu. Watch his talk
- Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post at the time. Read and watch his talk here
- Melissa Bell, co-founder and current publisher of Vox Media. Watch: 'We broke the news. How do we fix it?'