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José Naranjo

Journalist specialized in West Africa, correspondent of "El País".

Born in Telde (Gran Canaria) on November 23, 1971. He graduated in journalism at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1994. Between 1998 and 2010 he specialized in the phenomenon of African immigration towards Spain.

He has written the books "Cayucos" (Editorial Debate, 2006), with which he was finalist of the Debate Prize and, "Los invisibles de Kolda" (Editorial Península, 2009). For his work he has received the Canary Islands Communication Prize in 2016, the Human Rights Award from the General Council of the Spanish Law in 2007 and the Antonio Mompeón Motorcycle Prize for Journalism in 2006 awarded by El Heraldo de Aragón.


Since the year 2011 he lives in Senegal, where he regularly collaborates with media such as El País, the Canary Islands newspaper La Provincia and the magazine Mundo Negro, among others.

From 2011 to 2018 it has made a special follow-up and on the field of the Mali war, the Ebola epidemic in Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the conflict of Boko Haram in Chad, Niger and Nigeria, terrorism in the Sahel, the routes of African immigration in countries such as Senegal, Mali, Niger and Mauritania and, the political transition in Gambia.

During his stays in Spain, he combined his work as a journalist with his participation in courses, workshops and seminars specialized in journalism and Africa.

He currently teaches a workshop on African news and journalism at the School of Journalism of El País and has been a professor on Africa in the degree of international relations at the Universidad de Loyola, Andalucia.