Carlos Lauria is a journalist and international press freedom expert. From September 2017 to November 2021, he headed the freedom of expression portfolio of the Open Society Foundation’s program on independent journalism, leading global activities on the safety and protection of journalists. Previously, for 15 years, he served as director of regional programs and responsible for the Americas program at the Committee to Protect Journalists. At CPJ, he led campaigns to combat censorship, fight impunity, and assist journalists under threat. He is the author of numerous reports and articles on the state of press freedom in the world. Called upon as an expert in congressional hearings and high-level conferences and panels. He began working as a journalist in Buenos Aires in 1986. In 1994, he settled in New York as chief correspondent for Editorial Perfil. Until 2020, he was a member of the jury of the Maria Moors Cabot Awards, administered by the Columbia University School of Journalism. He is a journalism graduate from Universidad Católica Argentina.