ICIJ’s Deputy Director Marina Walker Guevara will be honored this Fourth of July by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for her contributions to journalism. The organization selected Argentina-born Walker Guevara alongside 37 other naturalized citizens for the “Great Immigrants, Great Americans” tribute.
Andrew Carnegie, the namesake of the organization, was a 19th-century American steel magnate who emigrated from Scotland in his teenage years. Walker Guevara’s story shares a similar thread; her grandparents migrated from Scotland to Argentina in the early 1900s.
“This recognition is both an honor and a responsibility, especially at a time when many immigrants are going through so much hardship in our country,” Walker Guevara said of the recognition.
Known for her tenacious cross-border reporting, Walker Guevara has conducted award-winning investigations into environmental damage caused by mining companies in Latin America, as well as abstinence-based HIV/AIDS prevention campaigns in Africa under the conservative eye of the George W. Bush