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Magdalena Ruiz Guiñazú, a prestigious Argentine journalist and broadcaster, died at the age of 87, reported Radio Miter, a medium where she presented her most recent program.
Ruiz Guiñazú practiced since 1974 the profession both in graphics, radio and television.
During his career he received 15 Martín Fierro Awards, including the Gold Award in 1994 for his career.
He also won the Konex Award for Brilliance in 2007, after the Platinum that he was awarded in 1991.
Co-founder and twice president of the Association of Journalists for Independent Journalism, she was also summoned in 1983 by the then president of Argentina, Raúl Alfonsín, to join the National Commission on the Disappearance of Persons (Conadep), whose work concluded with the report "Never more".
Ruiz Guiñazú worked in the main national media, including Channel 7, Channel 13 and Channel 9. There, together with Joaquín Morales Solá, he hosted "Two in the news".
She was also the author of documentaries about the dictatorship in Argentina such as "The Day of Judgment", the story of Estela de Carlotto and "Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo", among others.
She also wrote books, including
Guest of a summer
Once upon a time... life
What world has touched us!
with Father Rafael Braun (2001),
Stories of Men, Women and Jasmines
The House of Secrets
Heroes of a Southern Country, Argentines and Argentines who made the 20th century
In 1980, Poland awarded him the Order of Merit for coverage of Pope John Paul II.
The Republic of France distinguished her in 1984 with the title of Knight of the Order of Merit for her defense of human rights and freedom of the press.