Marta Erquicia "studied journalism in Spain and France. Since 2003, she has worked as a Programme Coordinator in the Americas department of the leading NGO fighting corruption worldwide, Transparency International (TI). As TI does not investigate corruption cases but believes that it the role of journalist to do so, TI in Latin America and the Caribbean (TILAC) joined forces with the Press and Society Institute (IPYS) and launched in 2002 the Journalism Award of the best investigate corruption report. This initiative promotes qualified investigate journalism in the region, provides technical skills to journalists and gives them international support. Ms Erquicia is responsible at TI for the Award."