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PBS Premiere: January 7, 2013

Online: Aug. 4, 2015 – Oct. 2, 2015


Reportero 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 50 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. As the drug war intensifies and the risks to journalists become greater, will the free press be silenced? An Official Selection of the 2012 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. A co-production of Quiet Pictures, ITVS, and Latino Public Broadcasting with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting.

The online game The Reportero Challenge asks you to assume the role of a newspaper editor in Tijuana, Mexico. This newspaper has a history of standing up to the drug cartels and a corrupt government, but you're now in charge — the decisions you make will affect the newspaper's credibility, its circulation and the safety of its staff. Accept the challenge and play now »

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TAGS: drug cartel, drug war, investigation, journalism, journalists, latin america, mexico, tijuana, zeta

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Film Information

Reportero (60 min.)

Premiere Date: January 7, 2013

Streaming Dates: Aug. 4, 2015 – Oct. 2, 2015

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Filmmaker: Bernardo Ruiz Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Press Release | Fact Sheet | Critical Acclaim | 2014 Emmy Nominations Press Release

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