Bruno Garcez is a Knight International Journalism Fellow who has created a network of citizen journalists that will provide multimedia stories to mainstream Brazilian media.
For the last eight years, he worked as a correspondent for the BBC World Service, focusing on a wide array of issues as a producer. He covered topics ranging from U.S. elections to the London bombings of July 2005.
As the BBC’s Brazilian service Washington correspondent for nearly three years, he has traveled extensively to report on the U.S. primaries and presidential campaigns, as well as the initial days of the Obama administration. Throughout this period, he has worked regularly as a multimedia journalist, providing stories for online, radio and TV outlets.
Garcez has worked to identify news angles that resonate with the Brazilian audience as he covered several presidential visits by Brazil’s Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and the negotiation of the biofuels agreement between Brazil and the United States. He began his journalism career in Brazil, working for the arts section of Folha de São Paulo, Brazil’s largest daily newspaper.