Jorge Luis Sierra

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Jorge Luis Sierra is an ICFJ Knight Fellow working on digital security and safety. He previously spent time in Panama and Mexico for four years, developing digital tools to map crime, corruption and attacks on journalists and bloggers. Sierra was an award-winning Mexican investigative reporter and editor, writing on Latino issues and a range of conflict-related topics such as drug trafficking, organized crime, counterinsurgency and gangs. Sierra studied international journalism at the University of Southern California; defense policy and economics at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University; psychology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico; and creative writing at the School of Writers in Mexico City.

Latest Stories

Digital security for journalists: why and how to protect your passwords

It's critical that journalists safely guard access to information about their contacts, confidential sources and research documents.

Jorge Luis Sierra | August 22, 2013

How journalists can keep their mobile phones secure

The features that make a reporter’s phone such a useful tool can also make it an attractive target to governments, hackers and criminals. Here's how to protect your phone.

Jorge Luis Sierra | June 12, 2013

Journalists: protect your computer today in case it's stolen tomorrow

When journalists' computers are stolen, they can lose confidential, valuable and sensitive information. However, by adopting a few preventive measures, they can reduce the potential damage of a computer theft.

Jorge Luis Sierra | May 24, 2013

A journalist's guide to digital security: how to encrypt documents

A leading investigative reporter and media trainer explains why it's essential for journalists to encrypt their documents and shows how easy it is to do.

Jorge Luis Sierra | May 07, 2013

New digital map tracks attacks on journalists and bloggers

In Mexico, where more than 80 journalists have been killed since 2005, a new map offers a safer way to report attacks.

Jorge Luis Sierra | April 25, 2013