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Jorge Basilago

Quito, Ecuador
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Jorge Basilago is a freelance journalist and writer, born in Argentina and resident in Quito (Ecuador) for 16 years now. Since 1995 he has worked as a contributor and correspondent for print and digital media in several American countries (Argentina, Uruguay, United States, Guatemala, El Salvador and Ecuador).

He is interested in narrating stories about common people who, for different reasons, get involved in collective constructions or artistic projects that benefit their communities.

In 2012, he won the First International Essay Award convened by the Mario Benedetti Foundation (Uruguay), with the text "La canción de Mario (Benedetti musicalizado)," co-written with Guillermo Pellegrino.

Between 2013 and 2020, focused on cultural journalism, Jorge wrote regularly for the weekly cultural supplement Cartónpiedra (El Telégrafo) and the magazine Casapalabras (Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana "Benjamín Carrión"). 

In 2014, his biographical research project on the Uruguayan poet and singer-songwriter Osiris Rodríguez Castillos (also shared with Pellegrino) was awarded with the Fondos Concursables para la Cultura and the Fondos de Incentivo Cultural, from the Uruguayan Ministry of Education and Culture. 

Since 2020, Jorge is part of the editorial team of La Línea de Fuego, a digital magazine of analysis of current and historical events from an interdisciplinary perspective and a respectful vision of human rights.

In mid-2022 he participated, along with 143 journalists from 15 countries in the Americas, in the training program "Puentes de Comunicación." In this program he obtained a reporting scholarship and was awarded as the author of one of the 12 best reports of the call.

He is co-author of the books "A la orilla del silencio - Vida y obra de Osiris Rodríguez Castillos" (2015) and "Grillo constante - Historia y vigencia de la poesía musicalizada de Mario Benedetti" (2018).

Jorge Basilago

Quito, Ecuador
  • Agriculture
  • Cities
  • Health
  • Policy
  • Energy
  • Natural Disasters

Jorge Basilago is a freelance journalist and writer, born in Argentina and resident in Quito (Ecuador) for 16 years now. Since 1995 he has worked as a contributor and correspondent for print and digital media in several American countries (Argentina, Uruguay, United States, Guatemala, El Salvador and Ecuador).

He is interested in narrating stories about common people who, for different reasons, get involved in collective constructions or artistic projects that benefit their communities.

In 2012, he won the First International Essay Award convened by the Mario Benedetti Foundation (Uruguay), with the text "La canción de Mario (Benedetti musicalizado)," co-written with Guillermo Pellegrino.

Between 2013 and 2020, focused on cultural journalism, Jorge wrote regularly for the weekly cultural supplement Cartónpiedra (El Telégrafo) and the magazine Casapalabras (Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana "Benjamín Carrión"). 

In 2014, his biographical research project on the Uruguayan poet and singer-songwriter Osiris Rodríguez Castillos (also shared with Pellegrino) was awarded with the Fondos Concursables para la Cultura and the Fondos de Incentivo Cultural, from the Uruguayan Ministry of Education and Culture. 

Since 2020, Jorge is part of the editorial team of La Línea de Fuego, a digital magazine of analysis of current and historical events from an interdisciplinary perspective and a respectful vision of human rights.

In mid-2022 he participated, along with 143 journalists from 15 countries in the Americas, in the training program "Puentes de Comunicación." In this program he obtained a reporting scholarship and was awarded as the author of one of the 12 best reports of the call.

He is co-author of the books "A la orilla del silencio - Vida y obra de Osiris Rodríguez Castillos" (2015) and "Grillo constante - Historia y vigencia de la poesía musicalizada de Mario Benedetti" (2018).