Journalist Profile

Marcela Turati Muñoz

Marcela Turati Muñoz, Mexico, is a reporter for the magazine Proceso, where she reports about human rights, social development, and the impact of drug violence and its victims. She is co-founder of the network Periodistas de a Pie (Journalists on Foot), dedicated to training journalists to improve the quality of their journalism and to defend freedom of expression.

 In 2013, she received the Louis Lyons Award for conscience and integrity in journalism, granted by the Nieman Foundation at Harvard. She was described by the Nieman Foundation as a “standard-bearer for the journalists who have risked their lives to document the devastating wave of violence in Mexico.”

 For her journalism and work in Periodistas de a Pie she also received the Lasa Media Award and the WOLA Human Rights Award.

 She is author of the book, Fuego Cruzado which tells the stories of victims of the “war on drugs,” and she is co-author and coordinator of the books Infancias Vemos ... Migraciones no sabemos, about migrant child laborers, and Entre las cenizas: historias de vida en tiempos de muerte about Mexicans who have come together to resist the violence.

 Her reporting about the social impact of violence in Mexico is also featured in the books La guerra por Juárez, 72 Migrantes, La ley del cuerno, Los Generales, Tú y yo coincidimos en esta noche terrible, Nuestra aparente rendición, and Generación Bang!, among others.

 Marcela was recognized with the Walter Reuter prize for journalism for her story about Mexican families who search for their disappeared loved ones. She was a finalist for the Nuevo Periodismo award granted by the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI) and Cemex.

She is a member of Nuevos Cronistas de Indias, a group of Latin American writers. 

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