Micael Pereira, Portugal, is an investigative journalist at Expresso, the country’s leading newspaper.
During a career spanning more than 20 years, he has also exposed Portugal's role in the CIA's secret rendition program after 9/11, worked on Wikileaks’ diplomatic cables leak.
He also collaborates with the European Investigative Collaborations (EIC), a network founded by a dozen European newsrooms. In the past decade he has investigated major corruption cases in his country, including the case involving former prime-minister José Sócrates.
In addition to his investigative work, he has been publishing reports from countries including East Timor (on civil unrest), Afghanistan (on the war), Russia (on the feminist punkgroup Pussy Riot’s story), China (on the rise of Shenzhen), Iran (on common people), Kosovo (on nation building) and Hungary (on freedom of expression).