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Marcos García Rey

Grupo Merca2
Investigative Journalist
Marcos García Rey, Spain, is an investigative reporter at Grupo Merca2 and university professor.
To date, he has participated in 11 major investigations with the ICIJ, including the Pulitzer Prize awarded project 'Panama Papers', and has been part of more than 20 cross-border reporting investigations since 2010. The last ones were 'Pandora Papers', 'Recovery Files' and ‘Pesticides at work’, which will be spelled out during the 2022 Dataharvest conference.
In 2000, Garcia Rey became editor of the International News Service in Arabic for the Spanish news agency EFE. He was editor of the Multimedia desk at EFE in 2006 when he was awarded a research fellowship in Madrid’s Rey Juan Carlos University where he investigates political violence and terrorism in collaboration with other European academic institutions. From 2017 to 2020, he was investigation editor with El Confidencial.
In 2012 he co-founded the first-ever Masters Degree in Investigative Reporting, Data Journalism and Visualization in Spanish. He was its academic coordinator from 2012 to 2017.
García Rey has co-authored several books, including: "El 11-M en la prensa árabe" (2004), which detailed Arab media coverage of the 2004 Al-Qaeda attacks in Madrid; and "Vidas Rotas" (2010), on the Basque terrorist organization ETA. He has also published a couple of books of poems.

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Friday, May 17

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