Mapping, digital and mobile security for journalists and bloggers


Javier Garza is developing a culture of digital and mobile security among Latin American journalists, citizen reporters and members of civil society organizations. His work as an ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow is funded by a generous grant from Freedom House and supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as well the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

As a Knight Fellow based in Mexico, Garza is:

  • Providing online training to journalists and citizens on digital and mobile security through a partnership with the Center for Digital Journalism at the University of Guadalajara.

  • Creating a cadre of trainers and a network of journalists and organizations who can carry the training to the Mexican provinces.

  • Building partnerships with universities to help them include digital security as a part of the curriculum for journalism programs at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

  • Expanding the creation and adoption of digital maps to track attacks on journalists and bloggers in Mexico and Central America.

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