Dr. Mariateresa Garrido

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Dr. Mariateresa Garrido (Venezuela) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Law at University for Peace (UPEACE) and the Coordinator of the UPEACE Doctoral Programme. She is an international lawyer who holds a Doctorate from UPEACE on Peace and Conflict Studies. Her main research area is related to the exercise of the right to freedom of expression in the digital age and the protection of journalists in Latin America. She has publications related to the protection of journalists during armed conflicts, journalists’ safety training, and threats and dangers experienced by Venezuelan journalists. Her classes focus on the use of media for peace and conflict as well as the exercise and protection of freedom of expression through the use of digital technologies. She uses mixed methodologies and legal research to explore linkages between the law, journalism, and new technologies.