Argentine reporter wins Iberoamerican New Journalism prize

By Ingrid Bachmann

Leila Guerriero was named Iberoamerican New Journalism prize winner in the text category for her work “Rastro en los huesos” (Trail in the bones), published in the magazine Gatopardo. The report was chosen from among nearly 1,000 entries, announced the Iberoamerican New Journalism Foundation (FNPI).

Guerriero's piece follows the work of the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team, which investigates disappearances during Argentina's dictatorship. The team has gone all over the world "following the trail of state terrorism," but in Argentina, "almost no-one pays attention to them, and they work without subsidies or support from the Argentine state," explained the journalist.

Read Guerriero's report here (PDF file).

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.