Marcos García Rey, Spain, is a freelance investigative reporter and journalism teacher.
To date he has participated in 10 investigations with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, including the Pulitzer Prize awarded project Panama Papers.
In 2000, Garcia Rey became editor of the International News Service in Arabic for the Spanish news agency EFE. He was editor of the Multimedia desk at EFE in 2006 when he was awarded a research fellowship in Madrid’s Rey Juan Carlos University where he investigated political violence and terrorism in collaboration with other European academic institutions.
From March 2017 to April 2020, García Rey was the editor of the investigative desk at El Confidencial.
He has been a contributor to several newspapers, and to Arab TV channels like Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya, or Deutsche Welle Arabic Service. His pieces have been published in Le Monde, Huffington Post, Le Soir, El Mundo, La Vanguardia, El País, Il Fatto Quotidiano, among other newspapers.
In 2010 García Rey participated in his first ICIJ project, Looting the Seas I . The project was awarded the 2010 the Overseas Press Club of America’s Whitman Bassow Award and IRE’s Tom Renner Award for 2010.
In 2012 and in Madrid, he co-founded the first-ever Masters Degree in Investigative Reporting, Data Journalism and Visualization in Spanish. He was its academic coordinator from 2012 to 2017.
García Rey has co-authored several books, including El 11-M en la prensa arabe (2004), which detailed Arab media coverage of the 2004 Al-Qaeda attacks in Madrid; and Vidas Rotas (2010), on the Basque terrorist organization ETA. He has also published several books of poems.