David Alandete

Deputy Director, El País

Spain
English, Spanish

Deputy Director, El País

Spain
English, Spanish

Biography

David Alandete is the managing editor at El País, the world’s leading newspaper in Spanish, both in print and online. He was the first journalist to report on the Russian meddling campaign in Catalonia through fake news, something that the intelligence services in Europed confirmed afterwards. He has launched a ‘fact checking’ service within El País, the world’s leading daily in Spanish and Portuguese, with more than 100 million unique readers a month. Prior to this, he was their Middle East correspondent based in Jerusalem reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He also traveled to Damascus and the refugee camps in Jordan to cover the Syrian Civil War, as well as to Egypt in order to cover the end of the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood. Alandete’s media career began in 2001. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Alandete was one of El País’ US correspondents at their Washington bureau. He covered two presidential campaigns and was an accredited journalist at the US Department of State, US Department of Defense, and US Congress. Mr. Alandete received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Valencia and has received master’s degrees from the El País School of Journalism and the George Washington University, where he was a Fulbright fellow. Throughout his career, Alandete has interviewed, among many others, Syria’s Bachar el Asad, Ukraine’s Petro Portoshenko and Israel´s Shimon Peres.

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