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Jamil Chade is a journalist based in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2011 and in 2013, he was elected as the best Brazilian foreign correspondent, a prize given by the media organization Comuniquese. In 2015, he was chosen as one of the 40 most influential journalists in Brazil. Since 2000, Chade has reported from over 60 countries in all continents of the world. These missions include a trip with the secretary-general of the UN to African countries, with Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis to Latin America, as well as covering official presidential trips of four heads of state of Brazil around the world. Chade has covered four World Cups, as well as two Olympic Games. His investigative work has led the Brazilian National Congress to establish inquiry commissions to deal with corruption in soccer. His revelations also opened the way for the arrests of sports officials in Spain. Over the last ten years, he has published five books. Two of them were finalists at the main book prize in Brazil, known as "Jabuti". In Switzerland, one of his books won the Nicolas Bouvier Award. Chade was one of the researchers of the National Truth Commission, created by the government of Brazil to investigate crimes and violations of human rights committed during the military regime in the country (1964 to 1985). He is also part of an international network of specialists dealing with corruption, the Transparency International’s Anti-corruption Solutions and Knowledge (ASK).
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