“Drugs, Freedom of Speech and Journalism in Mexico". Talk by James Cullingham and Luis Horacio Nájera.

February 2, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
York Lanes 305


“Drugs, Freedom of Speech and Journalism in Mexico". Talk by James Cullingham and Luis Horacio Nájera.

Thursday, February 2, 2017
York Lanes 305
2:30 pm – 4:30pm

All are welcome!

James Cullingham will present an overview of the situation in Mexico since 2006 with particular emphasis on Veracruz. He will provide case studies of a selection of journalists and examine the depiction of the so-called "war on drugs" in popular culture.

Luis H. Nájera will examine the ways organized crime is using social media and the internet in the war on drugs and how this phenomenon impacts journalists and civil society.

Speaker Bios:

James Cullingham is a filmmaker, historian and journalist. He is a professor of journalism and history at Seneca College, Seneca@York and is president of Tamarack Productions, a Toronto based media company. He is a national director on the board of the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ). He did his PhD in history at YorkU.

Tamrarackproductions.com / Twitter @JamesCullingham / Instagram @James.Cullingham

Luis Horacio Nájera is a Mexican journalist and analyst living in exile in Canada since 2008. Before fleeing Mexico, Nájera worked as senior correspondent at Ciudad Juarez, reporting on organized crime, corruption and human rights. He is currently the PEN Canada-George Brown Writer in Residence in Toronto. He was the recipient of the 2010 CJFE International Press Freedom Award, and one of the 2011 Human Rights Watch Hellman/Hammet awards. He is co-author of “Democratic Governance in Latin America: a regional discussion” (IRI, 2013), a member of Massey College since 2011, and former fellow at the Citizen Lab/Canada Centre for Global Security Studies. He received a Master of Global Affairs from University of Toronto.