Carlos Eduardo Huertas
Carlos Eduardo Huertas, Colombia, is the investigations editor at Semana magazine and founder of Consejo de Redacción, a professional association that promotes investigative journalism.
Huertas has been with Semana for a decade and in that time his team’s coverage of corruption, human rights violations and environmental issues has earned national and international awards. He was part of the team that won the King of Spain Award in 2008 and the Institute for Press and Society and Transparency International award for best investigative journalism in Latin America in 2007 and 2009. The winning investigations exposed illegal spying by Colombian intelligence officials on judges and human rights activists, and the links between Colombian politicians and right-wing paramilitary groups. Huertas also edited the release of Wikileaks’ documents on Colombia and Venezuela. In 2007, Huertas was editor of the Votebien.com project, which monitors Colombian elections.
He has also collaborated with ICIJ on projects such as Dangers in the Dust: Inside The Global Trade in Asbestos and The Water Barons, winners of Investigative Reporters and Editors awards in 2011 and 2003, respectively.
In the fall of 2011, Huertas began a year tenure at Harvard University as a Nieman Fellow.