Webinars & Livestreams

Lack of Information: The Emergency after the Hurricane

This webinar is part of series about the impact of the grants awarded under the FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund, a pool of contributions raised by Filantropía Puerto Rico after Hurricanes Irma and Maria to support recovery efforts.


Watch the webinar where Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI or Center for Investigative Journalism) explained to our members how Puerto Rico could have prevented a socio-environmental disaster after hurricanes Irma and Maria.

In their report, CPI explores this question through four areas that are fundamental for the management of emergencies: health, energy, public safety and housing. The lack of information, barriers to access it, lack of transparency and deficient communication prevented the state and citizens from being prepared to manage large-scale social and environmental situations.

Carla Minet has been a freelance journalist, researcher and producer of multiple publications. She was executive director of Prensa Comunitaria. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico’s School of Communication, and her master’s degree in journalism from the University of Barcelona and Columbia University.

Annette M. Martínez Orabona
Expert lawyer in international human rights law. She directs the Caribbean Institute of Human Rights and is Clinical Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico.

Luis A. Avilés
Columnist at 80 Grados and author of Against the Torture of Numbers, a book that examines the misuse of statistics in the press and in public policy debates. He is the director of research at Kilómetro 0, and trusts he will be able to celebrate the establishment of a universal health care system in Puerto Rico.


Watch the webinar in Spanish here

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Carla Minet

Carla Minet

Executive Director,
Centro de Periodismo Investigativo

Annette M. Martínez Orabona

Annette M. Martínez Orabona

Instituto Caribeño de Derechos Humanos

Luis A. Avilés

Luis A. Avilés

Research Director,
Kilómetro 0


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