The late Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez. EFE / Archive (Photo: EFE)
Bogota, Sep 13 (EFE) .- A total of 40 journalistic works produced in thirteen countries were nominated for the VI edition of the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award in its four categories, the organizers informed today.
In total 1,714 journalistic works were submitted to the sixth edition of the award and, after three rounds of analysis, the jury chose the best 40 from Latin America, the promoters detailed in a brief statement.
Among the 40 nominees, in which there are journalists and news teams from Mexico, Spain, El Salvador, Portugal, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, the United States, Peru, Paraguay, the United Kingdom, Costa Rica and Argentina, are the three finalists of each category.
The names of the finalists will be announced "in the coming days," the information added.
In the text category the works "The photographer of the darkness", published in Gatopardo; "You are alive, minha irmã, are you alive", by Notícias Magazine; "Meu Guri", from the magazine Piauí, as well as "A child stained with oil", from the magazine 5W.
They were also nominated "The demons of Lake Chad", by Gatopardo; "The revolution of the sheep", of El Faro; "The routes of death", also by Gatopardo; "They are political prisoners, we too", published in La vida de nos; "The Mara Salvatrucha defeats Trump on Long Island," also from El Faro, and "O massacre de Pau D'Arco," published in Piauí Magazine.
In the image category they were nominated "We are not human in the eyes of Burma", from the magazine 5W; "Memoria verdad y justicia para las pibas", by Revista Anfibia; "El Naya: the hidden route of cocaine", by Pacifista; "Aqui no Haiti", from the newspaper O Globo, and "Feridos pelo Estado", from the Public Agency of Brazil.
Among the nominees are also "Crisis in Venezuela", from the AFP agency; "Racismo à Portuguesa", from the newspaper Público de Portugal; "Filhos de Rwanda", by Globo News; "A shelter in Mexico City for women who were sex workers," from The New York Times, and "Ciro & Yo," published in CineColombia.
To the award for the best coverage they aspire "Monitor da Violência", published in G1; "Crime sem fronteiras", from the magazine Época de Brasil; "Huérfanos de la Salud", published in Ipys Venezuela in partnership with El Pitazo; "The Backway: the back door of Europa", of La Vanguardia, as well as "Arco Minero del Orinoco: crime, corruption and cyanide".
The award also aims "From migrants to refugees: the new Central American drama", Univision and El Faro; "Master Scam", from Political Animal; "The books of the secret game of the governments of Arena", of El Faro; "Venezuela a la fuga", from El Tiempo de Colombia and Efecto Cocuyo de Venezuela, and "OLP: The mask of official terror in Venezuela", published in RunRun.
Finally, the Innovation prize aspires: "Paper Funds: A database on money, crime and politics", published in Ojo Público; "28 days: 28 stories to end the taboos on the rule", published in The Country of Spain; "Coding Like A Girl", by El Confidencial de España; "The exiles of the Chaco", by El Surti, and "El Bus TV", published on El Bus TV.
Also, they seek to take the "Plataforma Ayotzinapa" prize, from Forensic Architecture of the United Kingdom; "Chacinas presídios us: Conheça as 123 histories two detentos mortos", of Metrópoles; "Verified 2018", published in Verified 2018, AJ + Español, Political Animal and network of 90 allied organizations; "Balas Perdidas", by AFP, and "Agonía sobre raieles", published in La Nación de Costa Rica.
Each finalist will receive six million Colombian pesos (almost 2,000 dollars) and a diploma for their participation.
For their part, the winners will receive 33 million Colombian pesos (almost $ 11,000), a diploma that credits them as winners and a copy of Gabriel's work, by Colombian artist Antonio Caro.
The finalists and winners will participate in the Gabo Festival, which will take place in Medellín from October 3 to 5.