Adriana Carranca is a Brazilian writer and journalist. She has extensively covered the war in Afghanistan and important events in Pakistan, Iran, Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Haiti, Mexico, USA, Great Britain, Uganda, Congo, South Sudan, among others. She started her career at Globo TV, followed by Veja magazine, and as a Special Reporter and Columnist for one of the largest Brazilian newspapers O Estado de S. Paulo. Later she wrote a weekly column for O Globo, and now comments twice a week at the radio station CBN, from Globo group and with nationwide reach
She has a major in Journalism and a masters degree in Social Policies and Development at the London School of Economics (LSE), as well an MA in Journalism at Columbia University.
She won the Jabuti award in 2017, (the most recognized literary award in Brazil) in the Digital Children's Book category, after being finalist in 2016.
She has been appointed as correspondent in New York, in 2006, as fellow of the Dag Hammarksjöld Scholarship, of the Correspondents Association of the UN.
She is "Jornalista Amiga da Criança", a title given by the National Agency for Children's Rights to journalists that significantly contribute to the advocacy of youth and children rights. She has participated in the foundation of the Brazilian Investigative Journalism Association (Abraji).
In 2012 she was awarded a fellowship at Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, at Oxford University, UK. She is the co-author of the book "O Irã sob o chador" ("Iran under the Chador"), published in 2010 by Globo, reaching the finals of the Jabuti award (the most recognized award in Brazil) in the Reporting category. She is also author of the book "O Afeganistão depois do Talibã" ("Afghanistan After the Taliban"), published in 2011 by Civilização Brasileira/Record.
Winner of the Líberdo Badaró award in 2013, Grand Prize; and in 2014, International Reporting. She was also finalist of the Esso Award in 2014.
Since 2017, Adriana has moved to New York, where she concluded her masters degree at Columbia University in May/2018. She was awarded at the Overseas Press Club and with a Fellowship to work as a researcher in the Global Migration Project. During this period she published articles in The Atlantic, The New York Times and Columbia Journalism Review
Honors, awards and felloships
Jabuti (most prestigious literary award in Brazil), 1st. place - Digital Children's Book, 2017
Overseas Press Club fellowship, 2018
Reporting fellow with the Global Migration Project at University of Columbia, 2018
Troféu Mulher Imprensa (Women's Press Trophy), category “Brazilian correspondent”, 2016
Jabuti award, finalist - Children's Book, 2016
National Foundation for Children's Book award, categories "Best informative book" and "Revelation Writer" for the book "Malala, the girl who wanted to go to school", 2016
O Globo Newspaper Award, for "Strong women in the front against the Islamic State", 2015
O Globo Newspaper Award, special category, 2015
Líbero Badaró Journalism Award, for "South Sudan: the forgotten war", published at O Estado de São Paulo, category "International Coverage", 2014
Líbero Badaró Journalism Award, "Grand Prize", 2013
Dag Hammarskjold Journalism Fellowship, granted by the UN Correspondents Association, Oxford University, 2012
Jabuti award, finalist - Category Reportage, 2011
Roda Viva - Center Guest
Estudio i (Globo News) - Guest
Programa do Jô - Launch of book "Malala, a menina que queria ir para a escola"
Drauzio Varella - Guest
Saia Justa - Episode 23 - Guest (national TV - talk show)
Jô Soares - Launch of book "Afghanistan after the Taliban" (national TV - talk show)
TV Record - Launch of book "Afghanistan after the Taliban (national TV - news)"
Altas Horas - Serginho Groisman (variety show)
Interview - Antídoto 2009 (Development and Human Rights round tables)
Speaker - Tarrafa Literária (Literary Congress)
Speaker - 5º Congresso Internacional de Jornalismo Investigativo (5th International Investigative Journalism Congress)
TV Estado - about Afghanistan
Speaker - Encontro da Escola de Comunicação - Anhembi Morumbi (Academic)
Speaker - 4º Congresso Internacional de Jornalismo Investigativo (4th International Investigative Journalism Congress)
Speaker - Grupo Alatur