Information hero

Dina Meza

Presenter of the radio programme “Voces contra el Olvido” (Voices against Forgetting) and editor of the Defensores en Linea website, Dina Meza has been spied on, followed and threatened with violence and death almost without interruption for the past eight years, and had to flee abroad for several months in 2013. Her country is a living hell for journalists. Fourteen have been killed with complete impunity in the past ten years, 13 of them since the June 2009 coup d’état. Subjects such as human rights violations, mining or the “purge” of the police seem to result in automatic reprisals. Meza also covers the equally sensitive subject of agrarian conflicts. “Am I afraid?” she says. “My biggest problem is that I am afraid of doing nothing and my children need a different country.”