Former Knight Fellow Shines International Spotlight on Peru

Apr 112012

Knight International Journalism Fellow Hena Cuevas was assigned to report on the Peruvian potato for China Central Television (CCTV). Peru is the birthplace of the potato and home to more than 4,000 species of the tuber.

Cuevas knew the best way to cover a global story so important to her country was through Red TV, the national network she partnered with during her fellowship to create Peru's first broadcast training center.

Cuevas enlisted the assistance of her trainees who shot, edited, produced and provided English voice-overs for the segment. For some, this was their first international news story. Cuevas' Peruvian broadcast team put the Peruvian potato on the world map when it aired finally on CCTV's "Americas Now."