Mónica González

Chile
Member

Monica Gonzalez, Chile is the Director of Chile’s Center for Investigative Journalism (CIPER), which she founded in 2007.

She was Founder and Director of Siete+7 magazine and Diario Siete newspaper. She was Deputy Director and Investigative Editor at La Nación newspaper, deputy director at Cosas magazine, an investigative reporter at Cauce and Análisis magazines, and has written in many publications, like El Siglo newspaper and Ahora magazine. Since 1995 she is a correspondent for the Argentinean newspaper Clarín. She is part of the network of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

Since 1986, González has published several books: A Bomb in a street of Palermo (1986), with Edwin Harrington; The secrets of Comando Conjunto (1989), with Héctor Contreras; Chile between Sí and No (1988), with Florencia Varas; The conspiracy, the one thousand and one days of the coup (2000, updated in 2011); The secrets of Karadima’s empire (2011), with Juan Andrés Guzmán and Gustavo Villarrubia; The Great Scam: How Illegal Profit Controls Higher Education, (2014) with Juan Andrés Guzmán.

Throughout his career she has been honored with the follow awards: Annual Prize of the Human Rights Commission of Spain (1985); The Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism, Harvard University (1988); Maria Moors Cabot Prizes for Outstanding Reporting, Columbia University (2001); The Dan David Prize, Tel Aviv University (2006); Homage Prize, Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (2006); Prize for Excellence in Journalism 2008, Universidad Alberto Hurtado (with Cristóbal Peña and Francisca Skoknic); Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize, UNESCO (2010). "