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Emilia Díaz-Struck

Executive Director

Emilia Díaz-Struck is the executive director of the Global Investigative Journalism Network. She was formerly data and research editor and Latin American coordinator at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). For over a decade, Díaz-Struck took part in more than 20 ICIJ award-winning investigative collaborations, including: Offshore Leaks, Implant Files, FinCEN Files, Pandora Papers, and the Pulitzer-winning Panama Papers. As part of her collaborative efforts, she has worked with journalists in more than 110 countries and territories.

Emilia was previously the investigative reporting coordinator at the Press and Society Institute of Venezuela, and in 2012 was Reporter in Residence at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting at Boston University and CONNECTAS. She pioneered in data journalism and investigative collaborations in her native Venezuela and has been a mentor to hundreds of Latin American reporters. Emilia has taught summer seminars on data journalism and investigative cross-border collaborations at Columbia University in New York. She has been a professor at the Central University of Venezuela and a contributor for the Washington Post, the magazine Poder y Negocios, Venezuelan media El Universal, El Mundo and, which she co-founded.

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