The Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers’s programs aim to develop the quality of journalism and the safety of journalists working along the U.S. — Mexico Border and also the Mexico — Guatemala border.

With support of the the International Center for Journalists, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, the Rory Peck Trust, and other organizations such as Propuesta Civica, three border universities, and three media organizations, the Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers organized seven bi-national security workshops for journalists working at the U.S. – Mexico border. The project was led by Jorge Luis Sierra, as a project of his ICFJ Knight Fellowship. The training included risk assessment and reduction and all aspects of security: physical, psychological, legal, editorial and digital.

A total of 186 journalists, 32 based in the U.S. and 154 based in Mexico, participated in seven workshops conducted from June 2016 to April 2017. Members of 130 media organizations participated in the workshops.

Binational Security Workshop for Journalists at the U.S. — Mexico Border