Natalia Viana
Brazil

Natalia Viana, Brazil, is a co-founder and co-director of Brazilian investigative journalism Agência Pública, founded in 2011 by women reporters.

Viana has worked on ICIJ investigations Panama Papers, and Evicted and Abandoned.

She has covered stories such as the Tibetan refugees in northern India, indigenous people being massacred in Colombia and human rights violations by the authoritarian regime in Angola and their relations with the Brazilian company Odebrecht

She is the author and co-author of four books about old-time and current-day human rights violations, including the e-book The Bishop His Sharks, on the impeachment of Fernando Lugo in Paraguay in 2012, and the massacre of peasants that led to it

As a reporter and editor, she has won several journalism awards, including the Vladimir Herzog Human Rights Award (2005/2016), the Comunique-se Award (2016/2017), the Women's Trophy Press Award (2011/2013) and the Gabriel García Márquez award (2016).

In 2018 she became a member of the Board of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Foundation in Colombia and was recognized as a social entrepreneur by the organization Ashoka, becoming a Fellow of their network.

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