Rosa María Calaf (Barcelona, 1945). A graduate in Law and Journalism, Calaf worked for RTVE (Spain’s public broadcasting service) for nearly three decades as an international correspondent in New York, Vienna, Moscow, Buenos Aires, Rome and Beijing.
She has reported on politics and economics, conflicts and disasters, culture and society. She has visited 183 countries. She was a member of the founding team of the Catalan channel TV3, and her extensive career as a journalist has been recognised with more than 30 awards, including the National Journalism Award from the government of Catalonia, the Premio Toda una Vida Award from the Spanish Television Academy, the Premio Ondas Award for her career, the United Nations Women Together Award, the Gold Medal of the Red Cross, and the Lady’s Ribbon of the Order of Civil Merit.
Now retired, she has devoted herself to teaching. She holds three honorary doctorates from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, the Universidad Miguel Hernández in Elche, and the Universidad Jaume I in Castellón. She is a member of the Jury for the Princess of Asturias Awards and the True Story Award in Switzerland, and a member of the Advisory Board of UNICEF Spain.