Madelen Rocío Simó Sulbarán
AMAZON RJF GRANTEE
Madelen Rocío Simó Sulbarán is a journalist with a degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela, with more than 15 years of experience in media (print, radio, and digital).
She has expertise in writing and editorial coordination, content creation, and social media management. In 2014, Simó Sulbarán won the Caracas Chamber of Commerce Award for the best radio report for Caracas, with her story "Los Lugares de Caracas."
She has worked as a facilitator of citizen journalism in Venezuelan communities, and with performing arts workshops for children and youth. She has been a workshop leader for the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation (Mexico and Colombia), and has participated in training on open source information verification.
She is co-founder of the Kadi Wenunte Civil Association (Canillas largas in the Baré language), with which she has worked on communication and theatrical pedagogy in Indigenous communities of the Venezuelan Amazon. She is also coordinator of the Plural Civil Association, which is dedicated to training and research on the relationship between the media and audiences.
For almost 10 years, she worked with the community and culture sources in the Cadena Capriles media group, where she collaborated with El Mundo vespertino, Últimas Noticias, Radio ÚN, Revista Dominical, and in the web of El Mundo and Economía y Negocios. After that, she worked for two years as web coordinator of the independent media El Pitazo.
She has done freelance work for El Venezolano Colombia and El Pitazo (winner of the Ortega y Gasset and Gabo 2019 awards), El Estímulo, and now with El Diario.
Simó Sulbarán lives in Puerto Ayacucho, Amazonas, a border state between Colombia and Brazil.
Simó Sulbarán is interested in the migration issue. She believes in journalism for the people.