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Portugal among the candidates for the Gabriel Garcia Márquez Award

Portugal is represented in the four dozen journalistic works nominated for the VI edition of the Gabriel García Márquez Prize (in the photo) of Journalism, published in the media of 13 countries, organizers said on Thursday.

In total, 1,714 journalistic works were presented. After three rounds of analysis, the jury selected the 40 papers.

Among the nominees, which include journalists and teams of journalists from Mexico, Spain, El Salvador, Portugal, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, the United States, Peru, Paraguay, the United Kingdom, Costa Rica and of Argentina, are the three finalists of the four categories of the Prize.

The names of the finalists will be announced ‘in the coming days’, added the organization.

In the category of text were selected the works ‘The photographer of the darkness’, published in the Gatopardo; ‘You’re alive, my sister, you’re alive,’ which came out in the News Magazine; ‘Meu Guri’, from Piauí magazine, as well as ‘A boy stained with oil’ from 5W magazine.

They were also named ‘The Devils of Lake Chad’, from Gatopardo; ‘The revolution of the sheep’, of El Faro; ‘The routes of death’, also of Gatopardo; ‘They are political prisoners, so are we,’ published in La Vida de Nos; ‘Mara Salvatrucha defeats Trump in Long Island’, still of El Faro, and ‘The Pau D’Arco massacre’, published in Revista Piauí.

In the category of image were named “We are not human in the eyes of Burma”, of the magazine 5W; ‘Memory, truth and justice for the pibas’, in Amphibia magazine; ‘O Naya: The Hidden Route of Cocaine’, by Pacifista; ‘Here in Haiti’, from the newspaper O Globo; and ‘Wounded by the State’, of the Brazilian Public Agency.

Among those named are also ‘Crisis in Venezuela’ of the EFE agency; ‘Racism à Portuguesa’, by Público; ‘Children of Rwanda’, from Globo News; ‘A Hostel in Mexico City for Women Who Were Sex Workers’, The New York Times; and ‘Ciro & Yo’, published in CineColombia.

To the prize for the best coverage they aspire to ‘Monitor the Violence’, published in G1; ‘Crime without frontiers’, from the Brazilian magazine Época’; Orphans of Health ‘, published in Ipys Venezuela, together with El Pitazo; ‘The Back Gate of Europe’ by La Vanguardia, as well as ‘The Orinoco Miner’s Arch: Crime, Corruption and Cyanide’.

Other candidates in this category are the works ‘From migrants to refugees: The new Central American drama’, by Univision and El Faro; ‘The mockery’ of Political Animal; ‘The books of the secret departure of the governments of the Arena’, from El Faro; ‘Venezuela in flight’, Colombian El Tiempo and the Venezuelan Effect Cocuyo, and still ‘OLP: The mask of official terror in Venezuela’, published in RunRun.

Finally, to the innovation prize they aspire to ‘Paper funds: A database on money, crime and politics’, published in Ojo Público; ’28 days: 28 stories to end taboos on menstruation ‘, published in El Pais, Spain; ‘Coding Like A Girl’ by El Confidencial, also from Spain; ‘The Exiles from the Chaco’, from El Surti; and ‘The TV Bus’, published on El Bus TV.

Still in this category also compete ‘Platform Ayotzinapa’, of Forensic Architecture, of the United Kingdom; ‘Chacinas in the prisons: Know the 123 stories of the dead inmates’, Metropolis; ‘Verified 2018’, published by Verified 2018, AJ + Español, Animal Politico y network of 90 partner organizations; ‘Balas Perdidas’ by AFP, and ‘Agonia sobre raeles’, published by La Nación, of Costa Rica.

The finalists and winners will attend the Gabo Festival, which will be held in Medellín, Colombia, from October 3-5.

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