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Costa Rican journalist Giannina Segnini, NF ’02, has won the 2013 Recognition of Journalistic Excellence Award, presented by the governing council of the Gabriel García Marquez Journalism Awards. Founder and editor of the investigative unit at the Costa Rican daily La Nación and a database journalism pioneer, Segnini has focused on exposing corruption and abuse of power, including reporting that led to the downfall and imprisonment of two Costa Rican ex-presidents.

The Garcia Márquez board of governors recognized Segnini for elevating the standards of journalism as a public service; investigations that have had a large impact on the public life of her country; and for her exemplary investigative work that has become a benchmark for professional excellence for journalism in Latin America.

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