Alejandro Santos, Director and Editor-in-Chief of Revista Semana, the most influential economic and political magazine in Colombia, and one of the most respected media sources in Latin America.
He is the recipient of major awards from national and international media, as the Maria Moors Cabot Award of Columbia University in 2008 for best research on corruption in Latin America and el Premio Rey de España for exposing the relationship between paramilitaries and politicians in Colombia, known as ‘Parapolítica’. He also won in 2010, the award for best research in a corruption case in Latin America with the case of “Chuzadas del DAS” where he reported how the government was intercepting communications of journalists, judges and of the opposition. In 2008 and 2012, he won the Prize of the Inter American Press Association, for a series of special reports on issues of human rights and victims of the Colombian conflict.He has received six times the National Journalism Award Simón Bolívar.
He has been a columnist of Semana Magazine and Director of the Investigations Unit of the newspaper El Tiempo. Also founder and manager of major projects from civil society like Reconciliación Colombia, Probogotá, Arcadia magazine, Colombia Líder, Votebien, Amazonas 2030, Verdad Abierta and Semana Foundation. He was a fellow of the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowship and visiting researcher at Georgetown University. He has been the co-authored of books such as: ¿Cómo hacer periodismo? y ‘Poder y Medio’.