Alejandra Gutiérrez Valdizán

Cofunder and director
Agencia Ocote


Alejandra is a journalist and has focused her career on investigative, in-depth and narrative journalism, in human rights, transitional justice, environment, women, and security and violence issues. With a degree in Communications Sciences from the Rafael Landívar University, postgraduate degrees from the International University of Andalusia and the University of Girona (Spain), and a DEA degree from the doctorate in Communications from the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, ​​Spain). She has been a journalist for the magazine estePaís, a contributor to the Magazin de Siglo XXI, a journalist for La Revista del Diario de Centro América and editorial director of the digital outlet Plaza Pública (2012-2017). She is co-director of the documentaries Benedict and Helen.


She was a facilitator at the national level of the Program for the Self-Regulation of the Media in a Democratic Framework (NIRAS) -2019-2021- and was a researcher for the Mapping Digital Media project. She was a professor of investigative journalism at the Rafael Landívar University and has participated in a variety of workshops and trainings for journalists.


Her work, individually or as a team, has been a finalist for the Daniel Pearl Awards, the Gabriel García Márquez Award from the FNPI, and the Inter-American Press Association.