Journalist Profile

Giannina Segnini

Giannina Segnini, Costa Rica, is the investigative editor at La Nación in San José, Costa Rica.

Under Segnini’s leadership, La Nación’s investigative team has disclosed 10 cases of international corruption, including the Alcatel bribery scandal and a Finish bribery case that sent two former Costa Rican presidents to jail. Since 2000, she has trained hundreds of journalists on investigative journalism and computer-assisted reporting in Latin America and the Caribbean. Segnini currently teaches investigative journalism at the University of Costa Rica. Her work has garnered the Jorge Vargas Gene Award, Costa Rica’s National Journalism Award, as well as international honors such as the Spanish Ortega y Gasset Prize, the award for best journalistic investigation of a corruption case by Transparency International for Latin America and the Caribbean, and a special mention of the Maria Moors Cabot Awards. Segnini was a 2001-2002 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

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