Maria Isabel Soldevila Brea


Editor-in-Chief,  Listín Diario

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Maria Isabel Soldevila Brea is editor-in-chief of Listín Diario, a 125 year-old newspaper in the Dominican Republic. She also co-produces and anchors the TV magazine "Enfoque Matinal" at NCDN. Soldevila Brea’s duties include leading the Unesco Chair of Communication, Democracy and Good Governance hosted by the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra. Her work has focused on human rights, especially women’s rights and immigration; and she is a co-founder of the Association of Dominican Journalists with a Gender Perspective. She has been a journalist for 19 years and has been awarded the Excellence Award in Journalism. Soldevila Brea was awarded the IAPA-Knight-Wallace Fellows Chapultepec Grand Scholarship (2015), a Fulbright and a Maria Moors Cabot scholarship to pursue a master’s degree at Columbia University. She is fluent in Spanish, English and French.