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Saturday, March 9 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Life on the Line: Tweeting the Drug War

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In the last decade, news reporting on the U.S.-Mexico border has been decimated by the closing and downsizing of U.S. media organizations, censorship of Mexican media and the explosion of drug violence on the Mexican side of the border. In response, reporters and citizen journalists on both sides of the border have turned to social media, especially Twitter, to seek out information about events in Mexico and report on them. Many have been killed or threatened for using social media.
Learn how journalists and citizen journalists along the border use social media and other tools to report about violence in Mexico and to find missing persons. The panel will be comprised of seasoned reporters and an expert on Mexico and border issues who will talk about the difficulties and successes of covering the region during a challenging time in history.
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Melissa Del Bosque

Writer/ReporterThe Texas ObserverMelissa del Bosque is a staff writer at The Texas Observer magazine. She specializes in reporting on immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border. Her work has been published in national and international publications including TIME magazine and the Mexico... Read More →
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Sergio Chapa

Interactive MgrKGBT-TVSergio is the Interactive Manager for KGBT-TV whose website has become one of the most popular along the U.S./Mexico border.
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Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

Asst ProfessorThe University of Texas SystemDr. Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera is assistant professor and Chair of the Government Department of the University of Texas at Brownsville. Her areas of expertise are Mexican politics, Mexico-U.S. border relations, immigration and organized crime... Read More →

Saturday March 9, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC

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