Juliana Gragnani is a Brazilian journalist from BBC Brazil, based in London. During the last year, she has written investigative pieces about fake profiles and disinformation used to influence elections in Brazil. In 2018, she received the Petrobras Journalism Award for her work revealing how one company based in Rio created hundreds of fake profiles maintained by people all over the country and sold them to politicians during the 2014 Brazilian elections.
Before working at the BBC, she worked for 5 years in Folha de S.Paulo, the leading print daily newspaper in Brazil. She wrote about public policies regarding culture in the cultural section of the paper and then became news assignment editor for the section. Later, she went back to working as a reporter in Folha’s City section, where she covered security, homelessness, education and lifestyle.