Hugo Franco, b. 1973. Graduated in Sciences of Communication at ISCSP, Universidade de Lisboa. Reporter from Expresso (newspaper based in Lisbon) since 2006. Expert in crime and terrorism. Wrote the book ‘Portuguese Jihadists’, 2015 (Lua de Papel/Leya). Won in 2015 the award ‘Prémio Reportagem Cáceres Monteiro’, by Group Impresa, with reports about Jihad; won the ‘European Press Prize 2016 (The Innovation Award)’ with the multimedia report: ‘Killing and Dying for Allah: Five Portuguese Members of Islamic State’.
Hugo Franco won the 2016 Innovation Award with ‘Killing and Dying for Allah – Five Portuguese Members of Islamic State’.