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 and the University of Arizona Center for Border & Global Journalism.

Mexico is one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists. More than 100 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 1992 for reasons directly connected with their work and dozens more have died or gone missing.

The training will be directed by Jorge Luis Sierra, a Knight International Journalism Fellow with the International Center for Journalists. He will be joined by internationally recognized trainers as well as faculty from the University of Arizona School of Journalism, including Professors Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante and Mort Rosenblum.

If you have questions about the training program or would like more information about the workshops, please contact Michal Chesnick at the School of Journalism (mchesnick1@email.arizona.edu) or Jorge Luis Sierra (jsierra@icfj.org).

If you or a member of your staff is working in the border region, and is interested in taking part in these sessions — they are being offered at no cost — please sign up on online at the following website:

Eventbrite - Taller Binacional de Seguridad para Periodistas de la Frontera

Please note that the training sessions will be conducted in Spanish.