On November 6, the Salvadoran-American journalist Ana Arana came to El Salvador to talk about the importance of investigative journalism as part of the Speakers Program of the U.S. Embassy San Salvador through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State.
During her visit, Ms. Arana gave presentations about investigative journalism for the strengthening of democracy in El Salvador to more than 400 young students from the José Simeón Cañas Central American University (UCA), Pedagogical University of El Salvador, Technological University of El Salvador, Don Bosco University (UDB), Doc. José Matías Delgado University and the University of El Salvador.
Ms. Arana told the students, “Journalism belongs to the early bird, and the early bird gets the e worms,” referring to the work of the journalist as a constant search for information.
As part of Ms. Arana’s visit, the Association of Journalists of El Salvador (APES) organized a panel discussion on the evolution and importance of investigative journalism in El Salvador for journalists from the Western and Central Zone of El Salvador. Accompanying Ms. Arana on the panel were experienced journalists with a long history of investigations in El Salvador, the United States and other Latin American countries.