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David Alandete

Correspondent — El Pais
Covers:  Disinformation, Latin America, Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, Venezuela, Spain, United States Politics, Military, Finance, The White House
United States correspondent. Spanish newspaper ABC.

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David Alandete is a Spanish journalist and editor with more than 20 years of experience in written media, radio and television. His work on disinformation and cybersecurity has been quoted in reports by the European Union, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Parliament of the United Kingdom and the United States Senate. Through his work as a foreign correspondent for Spain’s leading newspapers, Mr. Alandete has interviewed several world leaders, businesspeople and academics. Between 201…

What was your first job as a journalist?

Street reporter in the radio station where I always wanted to work at. Also, worked night shifts during weekends.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

To speak truth to power.

What story are you most proud of writing or working on?

The birth of online disinformation to destabilize democracies.


Eisenhower Fellowship First Amendment Award for Investigative Reporting

2018 - Investigative Journalism

The First Amendment Award recognizes the work of journalists committed to the defense and promotion of freedom of speech and freedom of press. Javier Cremades and George De Lama hosted the ceremony awarding the winners of the 2018 Edition: David Alandete, Ignacio Camacho, Juan Ramón Gil and Francisco Esquivel, Maria Peral, Pedro Piqueras, Francisco Rosell and Eduardo Sánchez.