Laura Castellanos

Laura Castellanos: Increased aggression against journalists in Mexico

Laura Castellanos is a Mexican independent journalist covering armed conflict and the rights of women and indigenous people. She has written four books on these topics.

Listen to her story:

 

Listen to Laura Castellanos speaking withAnna Gullberg, Galina Timochenko and the moderator Baria Alamuddin

At the seminar, Laura Castellanos was told that her latest investigative story is named the best investigative reporting in Latin America in 2016. Hear Laura Castellanos comment on what this award means to her:

More to read:

Read Laura Castellanos award-winning reportage on Vice.
Nacla.org: Violence Against Journalists in Mexico: An Interview With Laura Castellanos
Laura Castellanos at Twitter
Feministiskt perspektiv: Latinamerikas bästa grävande journalist avstår prispengarna

More about Laura Castellanos

Mexican independent journalist, Laura Castellanos is a feminist covering armed conflict and the rights of women and indigenous people. She has written four books on these topics. Last year El Universal newspaper censored her story on the massacre at Apatzingán, Michoacán, committed by federal police against unarmed civilians. With support from the British organization Article 19, she was able to publish/broadcast her investigation online. This story and two additional pieces on this case have become a necessary references for organizations such as Human Rights Watch, the United Nations in Mexico and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). For this investigative journalistic piece, she recently received the National Award of Journalism. She has also obtained the First Place by the Club de Periodistas de México for her series on armed civilians known as autodefensas who rose against organized crime in Michoacán.


Laura Castellanos är en frilansande, feministisk journalist från Mexiko som bland annat rapporterar om mänskliga rättigheter för kvinnor och för ursprungsbefolkningar. Hon har skrivit fyra böcker i ämnet. Förra året censurerade tidningen El Universal hennes artikel om en massaker på obeväpnade invånare utförd av statlig polis. Tack vare den brittiska organisationen Article 19 kunde hon publicera artikeln på tre nyhetssajter, och fick senare ta emot flera priser för arbetet, däribland det stora nationella journalistpriset i Mexiko