Panama’s CELAP holds forum on investigating drug trafficking and organized crime

Panama's Latin American Journalism Center (CELAP in Spanish) will conduct the regional forum “Investigative Journalism Against Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime” on Nov. 18–19, 2010, in Panama City, Panama. The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is a co-sponsor of the event.

The training event will include these presentations by journalists living and working in Latin America and the Caribbean:

* "Correspondents in Ciudad Juárez: Journalists Under Siege?” by Judith Torrea, a freelance journalist and independent blogger who won Spain’s 2010 Ortega and Gasset Prize for Digital Journalism.

* "Transparent Panama: A Panama X-Ray,” by Jorge Luis Sierra, a journalist, author, and consultant to U.S. and Panamanian journalist organizations who is leading an investigative project on crime and corruption in Panama.

* "Women Behind Drug Trafficking,” by Ana Victoria Ochoa, a journalist, documentarian, instructor, and researcher based at the University of Antioquia (Colombia).

* "Drug Trafficking in the Caribbean: The Case of Figueroa–Agosto, the Crime Head of the Caribbean,” by José Patricio Monegro, deputy editor of El Día newspaper in the Dominican Republic.

* "The Relationship between Colombia, Panama, Central America, and Mexico,” by Martha Soto, director of the investigative unit of El Tiempo newspaper in Colombia, and a specialist in drug trafficking and paramilitaries.

* "Covering Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime in Guatemala,” by Luis Ángel Sas, a journalist from the investigative team of elPeriódico newspaper of Guatemala.

* "The War Against Drug Trafficking in Mexico and its Consequences,” by Darío Dávila, a security trainer of journalists and editor in Mexico for the International Journalists Network (IJNet).

* "Honduras: Between the Cartels of Mexico and Colombia,” by Nelson Flores, managing editor of Diario La Prensa, Honduras, who has led several investigations.

* "Are there Cartels in Venezuela?” by César Batiz, an investigative reporter at Diario Ultimas Noticias of Venezuela.

For more information, see here, or contact Dilmar Rosas at dilmar@celap.net.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.