Lola Hierro (Madrid, 1983) is a journalist, photographer and writer. Since 2013 she has worked at El País, mainly in the section on human rights Planeta Futuro. In this same newspaper, he also coordinates the blog Migrados. His reports have received awards such as the Manos Unidas Press Prize, the Joan Gomis Memorial Prize for Journalism and the Complutense University Youth Communication Prize.
She does most of her work in sub-Saharan Africa and as a result of her travels over the last four years in ten countries of this continent, her first book: time stopped and other stories of Africa, has been published (Editorial Kailas, 2018). The current precariousness of the job market and the media crisis, as well as her eagerness to learn, have led her to train as a writer and photographer, so she does most of her work alone.
During her conference, Lola will explain how she manages to play all the sticks of journalism when she has to and enjoy it. Because, as Enrique Meneses said: “If you don’t do it, someone else will”.
Lola is also the author of the blog www.reporteranomada.com and teaches a workshop on humanitarian journalism at the El País School of Journalism.