María Teresa Ronderos, Colombia, is a Colombian journalist, director and co-founder of the Latin American Center for Investigative Journalism (CLIP). She previously served as director of the Open Society Foundations’s Program on Independent Journalism.
Ronderos was the founder and editor-in-chief from 2008 until 2014 of VerdadAbierta.com, a specialized investigative site in the coverage of Colombia's armed conflict and transition-to-peace processes, which has received four national awards.
Her book, Guerras Recicladas (2014), an in-depth investigation on paramilitaries in Colombia, earned her the “Journalist of the Year” prize by the Simon Bolivar Awards.
Ronderos has also been a finalist for the Ipsys-Tilac award for the best investigative reporting in Latin America, for a story on the corruption of international organizations and the other on land-grabbing. She has also published several stories on the mining industry in her country.