Octavio Enríquez, Nicaragua, is a journalist and one of the editors of La Prensa, the oldest newspaper in the nation. La Prensa was founded in 1926 and it has confronted dictatorships during its history. Enríquez strives to combine traditional journalism skills with advanced data tools to better serve readers.
Over the course of his career, Enríquez has published numerous investigations about corruption and abuse by longtime Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega and his inner circle. He has been recognized for this work with the Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal award, the Ortega y Gasset Journalism award, the King of Spain Journalism Award, and the Inter American Press Association prize. Enríquez is also a member of Connectas, a nonprofit journalism initiative that promotes the production, exchange, training and dissemination of information on key issues for the development of the Americas.
In addition to La Prensa, Enríquez’s work has appeared in El País in Spain, El Faro in El Salvador, and Letras Libres in México.