Javier Garza

Mexico: Strengthening Journalists' Digital Safety

ICFJ Knight Fellow Javier Garza developed a culture of digital and mobile security among Latin American journalists, citizen reporters and members of civil society organizations. His work as a Fellow was 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:

  • Provided 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.

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

  • Built 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.

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