Guatemala

Guatevisión’s María Luisa Gómez and professional badminton’s Kevin Cordón lead Guatemalans in a free 10-day WhatsApp course designed by Mediawise. Gómez and Cordón are joining this educational effort as MediaWise Ambassadors.

Learners are guided through daily WhatsApp 5-minute lessons, including message, question, video, and simple, yet practical techniques designed to improve digital engagement and awareness. Participants must respond to the question to guarantee a lesson the next day. By the end of the course, learners will be able to identify and explain different types of misinformation and practice techniques professional fact-checkers use for verification.

Guatevisión, from the Prensa Libre group, partnered with MediaWise to customize and localize the educational content. Guatevisión is a television channel available over-the-air and on cable, airing news and entertainment. Prensa Libre is one of the largest daily newspapers in Guatemala, available via print and digital.

Ambassadors

  • María Luisa Gómez
    Journalist, Guatevisión
    María Luisa Gómez is a well-known Guatemalan journalist and presenter, born in Guatemala City. From a very young age, she showed an interest in communication...
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  • Kevin Cordón
    Badminton player, Guatemala
    Kevin Cordón is a badminton player, born in the city of Zacapa, Guatemala. From a very young age he showed interest in the sport and...
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Instructors

  • Vanya Tsvetkova
    Interactive Learning Designer, MediaWise
    Vanya Tsvetkova develops curricula in various formats to teach fact-checking and media literacy skills to audiences of all ages in the U.S. and abroad. Vanya...
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  • Miriam Valverde
    Deputy Editor, PolitiFact
    Miriam Valverde is a deputy editor at PolitiFact. Previously, she fact-checked claims about immigration, public policy, and COVID-19 as a PolitiFact staff writer. Miriam led...
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  • Brittani Kollar
    Deputy Director, MediaWise
    Brittani Kollar is the deputy director of MediaWise. Brittani joined The Poynter Institute following a 13-year career at CNN. Her first several years were spent...
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  • Alex Mahadevan
    Director, MediaWise
    Alex Mahadevan is the Director of the MediaWise project. Alex was most recently the Program Manager of MediaWise. Prior to joining the staff at Poynter,...
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