Country: Peru
Organization: IDL-Reporteros

Gustavo Gorriti is fighting to preserve the field of investigative journalism in Latin America and make it a sustainable business. Gustavo has produced a leading set of smart networks of reporters, independent media agencies, and foundations.

Country: Mexico
Organization: Oficina de Defensoría de los Derechos de la Infancia, A.C. (ODI)

Margarita Griesbach is improving the Mexican legal system by bringing cases before the Supreme Court that highlight procedural flaws, contradictions, and mistakes in the justice system. The Court’s rulings then provide guidelines that protect all parties in future cases and pave the way for systemic reform.

Country: Colombia

By promoting awareness of corruption and giving young people the training and confidence to combat it, Nicolás Hernández has spurred a powerful anti-corruption movement in Colombia.

Country: India
Organization: Rationing Kruti Samiti

Leena Joshi is creating a broad-based movement, led primarily by marginalized women, to reform the Indian government's centralized food subsidy system. She is seeking policy changes that will reduce corruption, make the system accountable to its beneficiaries, and result in more equitable and transparent food distribution.

Country: Palestinian Territory
Organization: Taghyeer

Saed is shifting the mindset of communities in the Levant region of the Arab World from focusing on short term survival issues, to thinking for the long term for the general community prosperity. Saed is creating a movement where citizens can have a more active role in public life. He is promoting freedom of expression and mobilizing citizens to demand their rights to access to information...

Country: India
Organization: Parivartan

Arvind Kejriwal uses a new state law to fight corruption in India, training ordinary citizens to secure transparency and accountability at all levels of government.

Country: Poland
Organization: Pałuki TV

Drawing on his considerable experience as a publisher of local newspapers, Dominik is creating a new operating model to ensure that all Polish citizens have access to independent local press. His bottom-up approach has created a movement among first generation local publishers, strengthened their watchdog capabilities, and uncovered new sources of financial sustainability. Dominik’s...

Country: Mexico

Marco Lara is changing the way that crimes are reported to the public in order to protect human rights and professionalize the media sector in Mexico. Through the Program of Media and Access to Information of the Institute of Criminal and Procedural Justice, Marco has built a standard for communicating about crime, working with journalists, government officials, and the public in order to...

Country: India

Roma Malik has worked closely with forest tribes, local authorities, and the judicial system to design a forest governance model for her native India. She is ensuring that the marginalised forest tribes often neglected by the State are included in the policy-making process, and that they benefit from pending legislation. Her work is significant at a time of rapid privatisation of forest land...

Country: Colombia
Organization: Proyecto Soberania Popular

Joakín Mayorga shows Colombia's small towns how to develop local "sovereignty" as a way of dispelling corruption and violence and laying foundations for development.

Country: Peru
Organization: Universidad Coherente

A recent university graduate, Jorge Mori is positioning public university students to become the competent and socially relevant professionals Peru needs for its development.  

Country: Nepal
Organization: Community Station

To sustain citizen participation and entrench good governance, Som Nath Aryal is building a system of independent community radio stations. People—organized around common interests and community needs—communicate, advocate, celebrate, and provide a vital flow of information to develop their towns and villages together. This process accumulates social capital, holds government officials’...

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