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Jorge Luis Sierra
Co-founder and CEO, Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers
Jorge Luis Sierra is a co-founder and CEO of the Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers, a non-profit organization based in Edinburg Texas. He is leading the Investigative Reporting Border Hub project to produce data-driven stories on corruption issues at both sides of the U.S. – Mexico border. As an investigative reporter and editor, Jorge Luis focuses on the intersection of technology, investigative journalism, and cybersecurity. He is an expert on cybersecurity policies and risk reduction plans and has developed the Salama web application for journalists and human rights defenders to conduct risk assessments and improve their security posture. He directed the Mike O’Connor Fellowship Program, a project dedicated to developing new generations of Mexican investigative reporters to conduct in-depth investigations about corruption, torture, human trafficking and abuse to Mexican private soldiers. As a Knight Fellow of the International Center for Journalists, he created digital maps to track crime, corruption, and attacks on journalists in Panama, Mexico, and Iraq. He is the author of a dozen of books and chapters on counterinsurgency and armed conflicts.