Jan MARTÍNEZ AHRENS

martinez-ahrens-jan Jan Martínez Ahrens has a degree in Philosophy, a Master’s in Journalism from the UAM-EL PAÍS School of Journalism, and took classes with Gabriel García Márquez at the Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI). He worked on Diario 16 and in 1992 joined El País. In 2006 he was appointed Assistant Editor of the Sunday edition, and in 2012 was made General News Editor. At this stage he participated in obtaining, coordinating and publishing in El País the 250,000 secret State Department documents made public by Wikileaks, and later on, the Guantánamo Papers, over 700 confidential reports regarding the abuse of prisoners at the US base. He was also the Executive Producer of an animated film about gangs in Honduras that won the Gabriel García Márquez Prize for Innovation, awarded by the FNPI. In early 2017 he was appointed Chief Correspondent in the USA, covering the Trump presidency. That same year, the International Press Club gave him the award for Best Spanish Overseas Correspondent. Since September he has been the Americas Editor of El País, in charge of the newspaper’s network of correspondents and journalists in the Americas, as well as the Mexico City, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Washington offices.
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