Posts in category "journalism"

Women's History Month: Pioneering journalist Jovita Idar

Women's History Month: Pioneering journalist Jovita Idar
Jovita Idar was a pioneering Mexican-American female journalist. She was born in 1885 in Laredo, Texas, into a family of journalists. She and her brothers worked for their father’s newspaper, La Crónica, according to the University of Texas at Austin. She wrote articles under a pseudonym and exposed the poor living conditions of Mexican-American workers... Read more »

Yoani Sanchez cannot be silenced

Yoani Sanchez cannot be silenced
Imagine you’re going to attend a trail that you read in the newspaper was open to the public. You’re a blogger and you want to write about the events. Then when you get there you are arrested. The authorities claim that you plan to disrupt the trial. You are held in detention for 30 hours... Read more »

"Reportero" documentary in Chicago this weekend

"Reportero" documentary in Chicago this weekend
Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries to be a journalist. A new documentary, “Reportero,” shows the courage of the journalists at one Tijuana newspaper. It is playing in Chicago this weekend and the film’s director, Bernardo Ruiz, will speak about his work. The documentary chronicles the murder of Hector Felix Miranda, a columnist,... Read more »
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