Edilma Prada Céspedes
AMAZON RJF GRANTEE
Edilma Prada Céspedes is an investigative journalist and master's candidate in human rights with a specialization in peace, culture, and international humanitarian law. She has 15 years of experience covering issues of human rights, armed conflict, Indigenous peoples, borders, peace, and the environment. She specializes in the production of in-depth multimedia journalism projects, and she is the founder and director of the independent media organization Agenda Propia.
Prada Céspedes is a fellow of the International Women's Media Foundation's reporting initiative Adelante and a member of Connectas, a nonprofit journalism project that promotes production with a transnational perspective. She works as an investigative consultant for the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) on topics such as illegal wood trade, deforestation, and livestock markets in the Colombian Amazon. In 2018, she joined the worldwide effort of the Panama Papers investigation (all of the information related to the Colombian case was published in Connectas and in the national newspaper El Espectador).
Prada Céspedes is a workshop facilitator in journalism, peace narratives, digital tools, and use of open data for the DW Akademie. She has received five journalism awards in Colombia and Latin America. In 2015, she was an OAS fellow on Open Government in the Americas.