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Gustavo Gorriti

Instituto de Defensa Legal (Lima, Peru)

Gustavo Gorriti is one of Latin America’s best-known journalists. He was a staff writer for Caretas, Peru’s leading newsweekly, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Harper’s and many other outlets. Gorriti has won numerous prizes, including the International Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists. He is the author of the Shining Path: A History of the Millenarian War in Peru, widely considered the best book about the rebels, and now directs the journalism section at Lima’s Instituto de Defensa Legal.