Free Film Screening: Reportero
KQED is partnering with San Francisco State's Journalism, Latin American Studies, and Cinema departments to offer a free screening of Reportero, which 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 members of the media. In Mexico, more than 40 journalists have been slain or have vanished since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderón came to power and launched a government offensive against the country's powerful drug cartels and organized crime. Assistant professor Dr. Juanita Darling, will speak directly about Mexican journalists and associate professor Dr. Katynka Martinez, will talk about coverage of the Caravan for Peace, a walk protest march to Washington by victims of Mexico's drug war on both sides of the border.
To attend, RSVP at kqedreportero.eventbrite.com.