Estefanía Zárate Angarita

Erasmus Mundus MA in Journalism, Media and Globalisation/Business and Financial Journalism


I am a Colombian journalist with over three years of experience in Latin American media outlets.
I have experience in television, radio, printed and digital press.
I worked for Noticias Caracol, most viewed newscast in Colombia (up to 15 million viewers).
Also wrote for El Espectador, national newspaper with nearly 2 million readers
and hosted an independent music and interviews podcast for Blu Radio, national radio station.
Journalism is my passion, my vocation.
I believe in the positive impact of well told stories.
Constructive Journalism

The Colombian Roundabout [A Short Documentary About Backpacking in Colombia]

“The Colombian Roundabout” is the journey of a European citizen, as an examination of the developing backpacking tourism industry that is opening up to this South American country. While the main character, Jakob, experiences the diversity of backpacker hostels in four different regions of Colombia, widely visited by foreigners, also witnesses different sides of the tourism boom. In a 35-day trip, I shared and registered the experience of backpacking tourism in the territories...

Erasmus Mundus MA in Journalism, Media and Globalisation - Welcome 2018 - 2020 Cohort! [Denmark]

This 4th of September, more than 80 students from 40 different nationalities were officially welcomed to the Mundus Journalism Programme 2018 - 2020. Former student and scholarship recipient, Estefanía Zárate Angarita shared with them her two-years journey experience and gave them some tips to survive the Danish winter. Estefanía completed her Ma in Journalism, Media and Globalisation with Business and Financial Journalism specialism in July, 2016. Globalisation, immigration policies...

Heads of Colombian Media outlets on Constructive News

From the most watched newscast and the most ancient newspaper in Colombia, to a national radio news program and the only national university-managed media outlet in the country, these influential journalists and opinion leaders share their view on the future of Constructive News in Colombia. Juan Roberto Vargas, director of Noticias Caracol; Fidel Cano, director of El Espectador; Fredy Chaparro, director of UniMedios; Cristian Torres, chief editor of La F.M.

Bikings [Cycling like a Dane]

Cycling in Denmark is way more than a mean of transportation, it's a culture and definitely a brand new experience for those visiting this amazing Scandinavian country. Here are some of the facts and numbers that illustrate the importance of cycling for the Danes.

Mundus Collection
Between the Lines: The Failed Drug Policy Behind the Distorted Portrait of Colombian Cocaine Empire

It might be that the stories behind cocaine production and distribution fit in the prime-time-perfect-formula of “sex, drugs and rock and roll”. In addition, the gunshots, the violence, the bombs. The - also - perfect fitting location of Colombia, characterized by perpetuated stereotypes of a mysterious region, full of superstitions, heavy jungles and warm Caribbean beaches in the unexplored south of the American continent. And Latinas.


Sin esfuerzo alguno, tener alimentos orgánicos en mi mesa se volvió norma [Dinamarca]

Estefania Zarate* @ZarAngarita Cuando vivía en Bogotá, no sabía la diferencia entre la comida orgánica y la "común". Mucho menos sabía distinguirlas en sabor, y aunque suena raro, sí es posible. Es más, no solo es posible sino que es prácticamente inevitable; tras algún tiempo de utilizar ingredientes orgánicos, el paladar se afina y empieza a...