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November 8, 2013

Between Peril and Promise: Reporting Mexico in the Age of Narco War

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The University of Texas at San Antonio Honors College and UTSA Mexico Center will present Between Peril and Promise: Reporting Mexico in the Age of Narco War,” a pair of free, public seminars Nov. 11-12 at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The seminars will expose the dangers and experiences faced by journalists who have reported on the Mexican drug war.

At 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11, UTSA will offer a free screening of “Reportero,” a documentary produced by Mexican-born filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz. The documentary follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for news media. In Mexico, more than 50 journalists have been killed or vanished since December 2006, when former President Felipe Calderon came to power and launched a government offensive against the country’s powerful drug cartels and organized crime groups.

At 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, Dallas Morning News Mexico correspondent Alfredo Corchado will read from his new book, “Midnight in Mexico, a Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness.” The book recounts how Corchado witnessed and recorded the rise of the Narco War, even as his life was threatened. The book offers a charismatic testimonio of Corchado’s compromiso as a Mexican-born American journalist reporting on his “other” homeland.

Each event will be preceded by a 6:15 p.m. reception that is free and open to the public. Following each seminar, John Phillip Santos, UTSA Honors College Distinguished Scholar in Mestizo Cultural Studies, will interview each journalist. A question-and-answer session will follow. The Nov. 11 event will be in UTSA’s Buena Vista Theater. The Nov. 12 event will be in the Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria. Both events are at the UTSA Downtown Campus.

Twitter: ‘Between Peril and Promise’ @quietpictures @ajcorchado at @UTSA discuss @reporteromovie and ‘Midnight in Mexico’ http://bit.ly/1gveP7r

May 2, 2013

Reportero Screens with Amnesty International in Celebration of World Press Freedom Day

By in Mexican Press, Screenings & Events

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Reportero will screen as part of a day-long symposium with noted journalists, advocates and academics who will discuss global trends in press freedom at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. A Q&A with filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz will follow the screening.

Among the speakers will be Mexican journalist Marcela Turati, who writes for the newsmagazine Proceso. 

For more information about this event please visit the Facebook page.

 

February 26, 2013

Two DC Screenings of ‘Reportero’ in March

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George Mason University on March 6th

On Wednesday, March 6th, George Mason University’s Film & Media Studies Visiting Filmmakers Series presents Reportero at the Johnson Center Cinema.  The screening starts at 4:30pm. Director Bernardo Ruiz will be on hand for a Q&A following the screening. The event is free and open to the public. More information on the event can be found here: http://fams.gmu.edu/events/3083

American University on March 7th

And on Thursday, March 7th, American University’s Center for Social Media screens Reportero. This event will take place from 5:30-8:00PM and is free and open to the public. More information on the event can be found here: http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/making-your-media-matter/events/reportero-screening-director-bernardo-ruiz.