Reporter/Co-founder, Quinto Elemento Lab
Marcela Turati is a Mexican reporter who is specialized in the coverage of the enforced disappearance of people, massacre of immigrants, attacks against journalists and the victims of grave human rights violations. She is the co-founder of Quinto Elemento Lab, an organization dedicated to promote and do investigative journalism, also is the coordinator of a news website dedicated to inform about missing people, mass graves and forensic crisis. She is author of 2 books written in Spanish: “Crossfire: the victims trapped in the war drug” and “San Fernando: Last stop. Travel to authorized crimes in Tamaulipas”, and editor and co-author of many others.
Recipient of multiple awards as the Louis Lyons Award for conscience and integrity in journalism, granted by the Nieman Foundation at Harvard, Columbia University’s Maria Moors Cabot, Theodor Heuss Medal in Germany or trajectory award of Iberoamerican Gabriel García Marquez Foundation. In 2006 she co-founded the network “Periodistas de a Pie”, dedicated to defend freedom of speech, train journalists in safety and investigation and create networks for self-protection.