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Marcela Turati

Quinto Elemento Lab

Marcela Turati is a Mexican journalist who reports about human rights and the impact of drug violence and its victims and who is dedicated to . She is co-founder of Quinto Elemento Lab, dedicated to help journalists in their investigations and the network Periodistas de a Pie, dedicated to training journalists to improve the quality of their journalism and to defend freedom of expression.

She is a 2017 Nieman Fellow. In 2013, she received the Louis Lyons Award for conscience and integrity in journalism, granted by the Nieman Foundation at Harvard as a “standard-bearer for the journalists who have risked their lives to document the devastating wave of violence in Mexico” and the Lasa Media Award and the WOLA Human Rights Award. She is author of the book, Fuego Cruzado which tells the stories of victims of the “war on drugs,” and she is co-author and coordinator of ·Entre las cenizas: historias de vida en tiempos de muerte" about Mexicans who have come together to resist the violence. She is coordinator of the investigative website "Masde72", dedicated to investigate recent massacres of immigrants occurred in Mexico. 

Marcela was recognized with the Walter Reuter prize for journalism for her stories about Mexican families who search for their disappeared loved ones. In 2014, her whole career was recognized by the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI).

Her reporting about the social impact of violence in Mexico is also featured in many books La guerra por Juárez, 72 Migrantes, La ley del cuerno, Los Generales, Tú y yo coincidimos en esta noche terrible,Nuestra aparente rendición, Los Malos, Generación Bang!, among others.