The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

José María Irujo

José María Irujo is Editor-in-Chief of Investigation at El País. He specialises in investigating ETA terrorism and jihadist groups. For his investigations he has won numerous national and international awards, including the Ortega y Gasset and the King of Spain Award for Journalism. He discovered the Roldán case, for which the director of the Spanish State Security Forces was sentenced to 31 years in prison for corruption, and revealed the hidden accounts in Switzerland of King Emeritus Juan Carlos I, a scandal that in the last two years has caused an informative earthquake in Spain. He is the author of five books, the most recent being El Agujero. Spain Invaded by Jihad (Aguilar 2005), on the 11-M attacks, and lectures at universities, forums, and think tanks in Europe, Asia, and America.

Summer Conference Event
 — Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecture

José María Irujo: How the CIA Spied on Assange

José María Irujo, senior staff writer and investigative reporter for El País, comes to London and the CIJ to deliver the annual Gavin MacFadyen memorial lecture. He will detail his explosive allegations about the CIA’s alleged capture of a private security firm whose job was to protect the Ecuadorian Embassy and Assange himself.
Editor-in-chief of Investigations at El Pais