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Sylvia Gereda is CEO and Founder of StreamGt, the first online TV channel in Guatemala for millenials and social media leaders. Also,Chief Editor of Relato, a social media project that generates content on demand for young and opinion leaders. Founder and Editor of special reports on Canal Antigua, a TV channel in Guatemala. Previously, she was the director and vice president of El Periodico, a prominent Guatemalan newspaper. She was also the head of the Investigative Journalism Team there and wrote an opinion column twice per week. In 2011, Sylvia began the first investigative television program in Guatemala, called Informe Especial (Special Report). She teaches journalism at Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala. She is the president of Vital Voices' Guatemala chapter and VP of the Guatemalan Chamber of Journalism. In 2004, she was recognized by Guatemalan President Oscar Berger and was appointed to the National Council against Corruption to implement laws in favor of transparency. In 2006, she was appointed as regional VP of the Free Press Commission under the Inter-American Press Society. She holds a Ph.D in sociology from the University of Salamanca in Spain, a degree in literature from Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, and a degree in technical journalism from Universidad Rafael Landivar, Guatemala. Sylvia is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Central America Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.