Maria Cleidejane Esperidião began her journalism career in the early 1990’s. Her interests include international affairs and the role of global news agencies in setting the political agenda and in promoting global awareness. She has worked for several Brazilian magazines and newspapers and, since 1997, for Globo TV, the largest media company in Brazil. Over the last 8 years, Cleidejane has been editing and packaging stories filmed by Globo TV correspondents in Asia, the U.S., Europe and the Middle East, covering everything from the Arab Spring to the conflict in Syria and the recent war in Gaza. Since 2012, she has also worked for the international desk of Jornal Nacional, aired at prime time with a daily audience of around 30 million. In 1998, she was awarded an M.A. in Journalism Studies from Cardiff University, UK. She received her Ph.D. in 2011 from the Universidade Metodista de São Paulo (Methodist University of Sao Paulo), with research also developed in the U.S. at Bowling Green State University. She lives in Rio de Janeiro.