Anderson Santana

Anderson Santana, a 29-year-old Brazilian journalist, is from Sertão de Pernambuco, in the Northeast region of the country. Bachelor in Journalism from the Federal University of Paraíba in 2020, he later complemented his studies with an MBA in Communication the following year, in addition to a master’s degree in Communication and Society from the Federal University of Tocantins in 2023. He has experience in digital, television and radio journalism. Currently, he is interested in expanding his work in environmental journalism, combating misinformation and information accessibility for people with disabilities. Recently, he produced special articles on the energy transition in Brazil for Climate Tracker Latam, in addition to having worked on other topics for several national and regional vehicles and entities in recent years, such as Folha de São Paulo, UOL and Agência Pública. Through his work, he won prestigious awards, such as the Sebrae Journalism Award (state category in audio/Ecoar Podcast), the Ricardo Boechat Award for Political Journalism and the 99 Journalism Award. Documentarian, researcher, professor, speaker and workshop leader, he has carried out investigations for Lacnic, Internet Society and other Brazilian institutions. As co-founder and coordinator of research and projects at the Connected Rural Northeast Initiative (Ineruc), he leads voluntary initiatives aimed at combating misinformation in rural communities.