Paula Dupraz-Dobias

Paula Dupraz-Dobias is an award-winning investigative journalist and news and documentary producer with over 30 years of experience in all forms of media in Europe, North America and South America. She is based in Switzerland, but works regularly in Peru and the United States.

Is Switzerland still a credible climate negotiator?

Six years after the Paris climate agreement was signed, Switzerland has had to backtrack on some of the more ambitious goals it had set on climate change mitigation. At the COP26 summit, nonetheless, it has advocated hard for its model of a carbon offset mechanism elaborated in treaties with a handful of developing countries. But is the Alpine nation still legitimate as a negotiator ? This content was published on November 12, 2021 - 14:00 Heckled as she left a press conference on Thursday by

How Cubans are helping Cubans in need of food and medicine

Pedro Valdés was born in the small village of San Juan y Martínez, in one of Cuba’s poorest provinces, four hours from Havana. The 68-year-old farmer was in the capital city only once: as a child to greet the guerrilla fighters following the 1959 revolution. Valdés said he loved everything that followed: literacy programmes and free education; agrarian reform; social support for the elderly and disabled; and access to healthcare. He vowed never to leave Cuba.

Root causes and the real migration crisis in Central America

In March, a record number of children travelling alone entered the United States from Mexico irregularly, and the US federal agency tasked with preventing irregular migration carried out the most apprehensions at the country’s southern border in a single month for 15 years. But far from being the main crisis in the region, the sharp uptick in numbers is a byproduct of humanitarian emergencies playing out in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador – collectively known as the Northern Triangle of Central America – where choosing to stay or leave is often a question of life and death, according to experts.

Fetisov Journalism Awards

I am so thrilled to have won second prize in the category Excellence in Environmental Journalism. The FJA Steering Committee is honored to announce the names of the winners for the Fetisov Journalism Awards 2020 in 4 categories: Outstanding Investigative Reporting, Outstanding Contribution to Peace, Excellence in Environmental Journalism and Contribution to Civil Rights. In 2020, over 280 entries from 77 countries were submitted for the worldwide competition.
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