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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 journalism, 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, the Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers (BCJB) is organizing security workshops for border journalists who work in dangerous 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.

With the generous support of the ICFJ Knight Fellowships Program, the U.S. Embassy and consulates in Mexico and the Rory Peck Trust, BCJB have organized seven security workshops along the border, training more than 200 journalists from 130 newsrooms in both countries.

Featured photo: Alfonso Margarito Martínez, a Mexican freelance photographer based in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Photo by Alicia Fernandez, an awarded Mexican press photographer based in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

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Improving journalists’ safety along a violent border

The U.S.– Mexico border is a very challenging region for journalists. They need to cover everything from a bi-national perspective; speak two languages; understand two different political, legal and judicial systems; and also take risks covering the illegal drug trade, human trafficking and the crime and violence attached to them. Just about two hours from …

Coming workshop on security for border journalists

Training sessions on physical and digital security for journalists working along the US-Mexico border will be offered Friday and Saturday, Feb 24 and 25, in Nogales, Sonora, as part of a partnership between the International Center for Journalists in Washington, DC, the Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers, the University of Arizona School of Journalism …

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