reporter, O Globo, Rio de Janeiro (Knight Foundation Latin American Fellow)
Question: How might we foster collaboration among investigative journalists?
Guilherme Amado is an investigative reporter for the Brazilian O Globo daily newspaper. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Amado investigated organized crime in South America, militia groups in Rio de Janeiro, and corrupt politicians in Brasília. He is passionate about cross-border journalism collaborations. He has traveled to many countries in Latin and Central America to write stories related to organized crime and to encourage cooperation among investigative reporters. In 2014, he developed a WhatsApp-based social network, Narcosur Network, to connect Latin American reporters specialized in writing about organized crime. In 2016, he was the only Brazilian member of a multinational team of reporters who covered the Car Wash Operation, the biggest investigation of corruption in Brazil’s history. Amado has been the assistant editor of Lauro Jardim, Brazil’s most prestigious column on politics and economics, since 2014. He has received the two most distinguished awards in Brazilian journalism: the Esso Journalism Award for Best Article of the Southeast and the Tim Lopes Investigative Journalism Award.