Alejandra Ibarra Chaoul is a bilingual investigative reporter, magazine writer, and researcher based in New York City. She has bylines in Worcester Magazine, The Haitian Times, FreePress Houston, Nexos, and Horizontal. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and Univision. In 2014, she was selected as one of the 10 most promising young writers in Mexico for “Balas y Baladas” and in 2017 she was a finalist in “Nuevas Plumas,” an international magazine writing contest. Currently, she is a fellow at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation where she is building an archive that will cull together the lives and works of journalists killed in Mexico.
This conversation will touch on Mexico becoming one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, with levels of violence unmatched by any country in the Western hemisphere. With extensive research from CPJ and Lozano’s personal insight on what it is like to work in this life-threatening atmosphere, this conversation will shed light on Mexico’s press climate.