GIJN appoints Venezuelan journalist Emilia Díaz-Struck as its new executive director

  • Source: GIJN
  • June 12, 2023

"Award-winning journalist Emilia Díaz-Struck has been named the incoming executive director of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, an association of more than 240 investigative journalism nonprofits throughout the world.

Díaz-Struck will join GIJN as editor-at-large in mid-August, and then become executive director in September at the biennial conference of the network in Gothenburg, Sweden. [...] Díaz-Struck comes to GIJN from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, where she has played a key role in groundbreaking global investigations into corruption and money laundering, including the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Panama Papers.


Brant Houston, chair of the GIJN board of directors, said that Díaz-Struck was unanimously chosen after an extensive five-month search.

'We are extremely pleased that Emilia Díaz-Struck will join GIJN as executive director,' Houston said. 'Highly respected in the investigative journalism community, she brings a broad range of experience and skills. [...] She has the vision, passion, and experience to lead GIJN at a time of enormous challenges for investigative reporting worldwide.'"

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