Guilherme Amado


Guilherme Amado is an investigative reporter for the Brazilian Época weekly magazine, in which he publishes a daily online investigative column and a weekly one in the print version. 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.  In 2014, he developed a WhatsApp-based social network, Narcosur Network, to connect Latin American reporters specialized in writing about organized crime. As a 2017-2018 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, Amado has developed different approaches to foster the culture of cross-border collaborative journalism across the world. He is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and he also collaborates with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). Amado is the vice-president of the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism. He has received the two most distinguished awards in Brazilian journalism: the Esso Journalism Award and the Tim Lopes Investigative Journalism Award.

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