The Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers is a non profit organization based in South Texas dedicated to improve quality journalism, promote safer practices, and boost innovation and cooperation across borders.
BCJB also focuses in the creation of a binational network of journalists at both sides of the border and the promotion of investigative reporting, adoption of digital tools, data mining and visualization, as well as the production of high quality multimedia stories.
In a partnership with the International Center for Journalists, BCJB is launching the Mexico Border Investigative Reporting Hub Project to promoting investigative journalism and data journalism among border reporters, independent media, and civil society organizations.
We have organized security workshops for border journalists who work in hostile environments and cover zones rife with organized crime, violence and extreme poverty. We help them to reduce risk by improving their editorial skills and promoting the use of security protocols to cover immigration and human trafficking, education and health issues, local governments, criminal justice, crime and corruption.
All featured photos by Alicia Fernandez, based in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, and Monica Gonzalez, based in Mexico City, both of them awarded Mexican photojournalists.