He was a reporter and editor for the newspaper Reforma in Mexico City, before becoming editorial director of El Siglo de Torreón (www.elsiglodetorreon.com.mx), in the state of Coahuila, a position he holds today. He has developed security protocols for reporters and editors which are now available to other news organizations in Mexico and Latin America. Mr. Garza also delivers trainings and workshops on digital security for journalists and bloggers in Mexico and Latin America.
He was a member of the Committee of Experts of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and is currently part of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances. He was a lawyer at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the case of Jorge Castañeda Gutman. Today, he works for the law firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, D.C.
«El Noroeste de Sinaloa» Director
He is a columnist for Sin Embargo and Vanguardia (www.vanguardia.mx). He has delivered lectures on drug trafficking, journalism, ethics, citizen participation and media in associations and educational institutions. In 2014, he received the «National Ethics Training Recognition» from the dean of the Tecnológico de Monterrey. He currently teaches ethics and citizen participation at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Sinaloa.
She also co-hosts the media analysis television program ‘Agenda Publica’, broadcasted on Foro TV-Televisa and is a columnist in several newspapers including El Universal (www.eluniversal.com.mx), Animal Político (www.animalpolitico.com) and Más por más (www.maspormas.com). Ms. Warkentin is also an investigator at the Department of Communication of the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and teaches the Masters in Journalism and Public Affairs at the Centro de Investigación y Docencias Económicas (CIDE).
Adela Navarro is an award-winning Mexican journalist for her research at local, national and international level, including the CPJ International Press Freedom Awards in 2007 and the International Women’s Media Foundation award in 2011. Today, she is co-editor of the weekly publication Zeta (www.zetatijuana.com), founded in 1980, one of the few publications that report frequently on organized crime, drug trafficking and corruption in the border cities of Mexico.
Laritza Diversent is a lawyer, founder and executive director of Cubalex. She is a political refugee in the USA since she was harassed and repressed by the Cuban government for her job and Cubalex.
EFF’s Policy Director for Global Privacy
She was an advisor to the UN Internet Governance Forum (2009-2010). In 2018, CNET named Katitza one of the 20 most influential Latinos in technology in the United States. In 2014, she was also named one of «The heroes in the fight to save the Internet«. Katitza is well known to many in global civil society and in international policy venues for her work at the U.N. Internet Governance Forum and her pivotal role in the creation and ongoing success of the Civil Society Information Society Advisory Council at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, for which she served as the civil society liaison while at EPIC from 2008 to March 2010. Katitza holds a Bachelor in Law degree from the University of Lima, Peru.
Michael Reed Hurtado served (2014-2016) as a professor and researcher (Senior Lecturer / Research Scholar) at Yale University (New Haven, CT, USA) on issues related to the aetiology of atrocities, collective violence and international crimes, and the responses of the law. Since 2017, he has taught at Georgetown University. Reed is a columnist for El Colombiano and an analyst at razonpublica.com; writes about public security, justice reform, prisons, armed conflict and victims’ rights, among others. He has worked in various non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations in Colombia during the last twenty years on issues of human rights, criminal law and humanitarian affairs. Outside of Colombia, he has worked in various intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, particularly in the field of criminal prosecution of system crimes. Currently, he is an advisor to the UN-Human Rights in Colombia, on issues related to the peace process.