Alexandra Borges

1968.

Alexandra realised that she was going to be a journalist when she was expelled from the catechesis for asking too many questions.
She graduated in Social Communication from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and has several postgraduate degrees in forensic journalism.
She has worked for the Spanish television TVE, has been on CNN for RTP’s main news service and is currently engaged in investigative journalism at TVI.
Alexandra Borges is a renowned journalist who has already won the most prestigious journalism awards in Portugal and abroad.
As a war reporter, she covered the most important world’s conflicts – Bosnia, Angola, Timor, Afghanistan, Belgrade, September 11, etc.
In Ghana, where she made a report on child slavery, she started a project for a children’s shelter that rescues children from slavery and pays for education, which she believes, is the true door to freedom.
Mother of two twins, she loves to spend her free time with her closest friend who is a Labrador dog that accompanies her everywhere.
She believes that journalism is a powerful weapon against indifference and fights, against everything and against all, for justice and the truth.

If you want to understand what drives this reporter, remember this thought of George Orewell: “Journalism is to publish what someone does not want to be published. Everything else is advertising. “

Judith Franca

Journalist of economics at TVI and TVI24.pt. She is a TVI24 commentator on economic issues, has a postgraduate degree from ISEG and has a degree in Communication Sciences from Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

She was the editor of the Financial Agency and PortugalDiário (Daily Portugal), collaborated with Rádio Clube (Radio Club), “O Independente” (The Independent) and learned a lot in “O Primeiro de Janeiro” (First of January). Participated in the books “O Erro da Ota” (Ota’s Mistake) and “30 Mulheres” (30 Women).

 

Fábio Pannunzio

He is one of the most awarded Brazilian journalists. Television anchor and editor of the Blog do Pannunzio, his incidental page, ended up here because, by sharing the videos of the series The Secrets Of The Gods in his Facebook page, he was notified by the UCKG that he would be prosecuted. He decided to do his own investigations.

Fábio has two Esso Awards, the most important distinction granted to Brazilian journalists. And was awarded the Iris America Award, offered by the Spanish TV Academy for Ibero-American professionals. They are the product of a career of almost 40 years of journalism in the largest vehicles in his country dedicated to politics investigation and press coverage.

 

 Bruna Pannunzio

Like father, like daughter…

It’s the youngest of the team. Freshly graduated in journalism, this is her first international mission. Her role is to check every detail that comes to us. She graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil, and has always been interested in political issues and investigative journalism.

 

Rita dos Santos – United Kingdom

Rita is a Brazilian, has been living in London for 14 years, where she works in finance and accounting. She is 41 years old and has a strong will to elucidate where the truth is in the events protagonized by the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God. Rita is our anchor of the English language. She is the one who translates the contents into English, and also helps us to check information about the UCKG in Europe.

 Rafael Marques de Morais – Angola

A journalist and human rights advocate, he has focused on investigating and reporting corruption and human rights violations, particularly in diamond areas.

For his work, he was arrested in 1999 for calling the president José Eduardo dos Santos a dictator in an article entitled “The Baton of the Dictatorship”. The Angolan justice notified him of the accusation against him only on the day of his release. He appealed, in an international instance, to the judgment of the Supreme Court, which confirmed his conviction to six months’ imprisonment and the payment of compensation to Dos Santos. In 2005, the UN Human Rights Committee concluded that the Angolan State had violated his fundamental rights and freedoms and urged it to pay compensation. The regime of President Dos Santos refused to abide by the verdict of international justice.

In 2000, he received the Percy Qoboza Award from the National Association of Black Journalists of the United States of America. In 2006, he won the Civil Courage Prize of the Train Foundation (U.S.A.) for his human rights activities. Transparency International awarded him the Integrity Award in 2013 for his research on institutional corruption in Angola. In turn, in 2014, the UCLA Anderson School of Management awarded him one of the most prestigious journalism awards in the United States of America, the Gerald Loeb Award, in the category of international reporting.

He has published several reports on the violation of human rights in the diamond sector in Angola, including Blood Diamonds: Corruption and Torture in Angola (2011).

Rafael Marques de Morais holds a Masters degree in African Studies from the University of Oxford and a degree in Anthropology and Journalism at Goldsmiths, University of London. He was a guest scholar at the Department of African Studies at Johns Hopkins University (2012) and a researcher at the National Endowment for Democracy (2011) in Washington, D.C., USA. He is currently a member of the governing board of the Goree Institute, Senegal.

Lázaro Mabunda – Mozambique

Lázaro Mabunda has been a journalist since 2001. In 2002 he completed an undergraduate course of Journalism and in 2014 he graduated with a degree in Political Science. He worked for the weekly sports magazine “Desafio” (trainee) for the newspaper “Vertical” and “O Pais” (SOICO group) from 2005 to 2013.

He was a deputy editor and editor of the newspaper “O País” (2007-2011); sports editor (2011) and society editor (2011-2014). Since 2014 he has been a researcher and an investigative journalist at the Centro de Integridade Publica (Public Integrity Centre) and coordinator of the Pilar de Jornalismo de Investigacao (Investigative Journalism Pillar).

Since 2013 he has been a correspondent for Jornal Expresso (Daily Express) in Maputo. In 14 years of journalism he has won 12 awards, seven of which are national and five are international.