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Adriana Carranca

Religion Fellows 2013
O Estado de S.Paulo

Adriana Carranca is a reporter-at-large for O Estado de S.Paulo, a leading daily national newspaper in Brazil. She has reported from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Egypt, the Palestinian territories, Israel, Indonesia, Haiti, Mexico, Argentina and many other regions. Her first book, O Irã Sob o Chador (Iran Under the Chador), published in 2010, is an account of the young generations in Iran and the changes in Iranian society since the Islamic Revolution in 1979. The book was shortlisted for the Jabuti Prize, the most renowned literary award in Brazil. Her second book, O Afeganistão depois do Talibã (Afghanistan After the Taliban), was out in 2011. She is now working on a new book about Christianity and Islam. She has a MSc in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics (LSE), receiving a distinction for her research on policies to tackle poverty and inequality in Brazil. She was a fellow of the Dag Hammarskjold Journalism Fellowship, granted by the UN Correspondents Association in 2006 and a research fellow of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, in 2012. Adriana has also done work in the fields of photography and documentary, with a special eye on human rights and women's issues. Her first documentary, to be releasedthis year, is a portrait of teenage girls convicted for violent crimes in São Paulo whose lives she followed for seven years. Her photos of Afghanistan were shown at an individual exhibition that traveled Brazil. One of her photos was selected by the United Nations Development Program to be part of a global campaign called Humanizing Development.


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