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Carlos Eduardo Huertas

Latin America
Carlos Eduardo Huertas is the Director of CONNECTAS and also the Chief of Party of the Investigative Reporting Initiative in the Americas, a project of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). CONNECTAS is a regional journalistic platform that promotes the interchange of information and knowledge about key issues in the Americas. It started during Huertas period as a Nieman Fellow 2012 at Harvard University with the support of the Knight Foundation. Now, this platform is consolidating in the region of the hand of the alliance with ICFJ. For more than a decade and until July 2013, Huertas worked with Semana Magazine, one of the publications top leaders in Latin America and he was its Investigation Editor. He began his journalistic career as a correspondent for the Press and Society Institute (IPYS) in monitoring Press Freedom and Expression in Colombia. In 2006 he founded Consejo de Redacción (CdR), a professional association in Colombia that promotes investigative journalism. He has been honored as an honorary member of CdR; as well as the Forum of Journalists of Argentina (FOPEA), and as Master Guest of Gabriel Garcia Marquez Foundation for New Latin American Journalism (FNPI). He also is member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism (ICIJ) since 2011, and he has participated in several of its investigations, including Swiss Leaks and Panama Papers. It is part of the first elected board of Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN). His reports on corruption, human rights violations, and environmental issues have earned him several national and international awards. He was part of the winning teams of the Award of the Inter American Press Association in 2015, the King of Spain Award (2008), and the IPYS – Tilac Award for the best investigative report in Latin America (2007, 2009).

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