Marcos García Rey, Spain, is a freelance reporter, university researcher on political violence and coordinator of the first ever Masters Degree in Investigative Reporting, Data Journalism and Visualisation in Spanish.
In 2000, García Rey became editor of the International News Service in Arabic for the Spanish news agency EFE. He was editor of the Multimedia desk at EFE in 2006, when he was awarded a research fellowship in Madrid’s Rey Juan Carlos University. Here he investigates political violence and terrorism in collaboration with other European academic institutions.
García Rey has co-authored several books, including: El 11-M en la prensa arabe (2004), which detailed Arab media coverage of the 2004 Al-Qaeda attacks in Madrid; and Vidas Rotas (2010), on the Basque terrorist organization ETA.
He has been a contributor to several local newspapers, and to Arab TV channels like Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya, or Deutsche Welle Arabic Service. His pieces have been published in Huffington Post, Le Soir, La Vanguardia, El País, Il Fatto Quotidiano, among other newspapers.
Spain has moved from being the sixth global donor of development aid in 2009 to being the fourteenth in just four years. This story investigates these drastic reductions and reveals the consequences for developing countries.
The six-month data-driven and cross-border enquiry "The Water Fund: Spain Supplies Latin America" analyses the biggest cooperation programme in Spain, which was created in 2007 to improve water supply in 19 Latin American countries.