Carlos Dada, El Salvador, is the founder and director of the news website El Faro, which has become a reference for independent and high quality journalism in Central America since 1998 and is known for its investigations of corruption and violence.Dada has reported from various conflict zones including Iraq, Venezuela, Mexico, Guatemala and, most recently, Honduras. His work has been published in Latin America, the United States, Bosnia and Spain.In 2011 he won the Maria Moors Cabot Prize for Latin American Reporting.

An Investigative Reporting Manifesto

Carlos Dada investigates corruption in one of the deadliest regions of the world for independent journalists: Central America. In his Anna Politkovskaya Award acceptance speech he questions the role of the journalist and why we practice in such risky environments.

Carlos Dada (right) receives the 2012 Anna Politkovskaya Award