PBS Documentary: Covering The Mexican Drug War

Jan 3, 2013

'Reportero,' a new documentary that examines how journalists at a Tijuana-based news weekly risk their lives to report on Mexico's deadly drug war airs Jan. 7 on PBS. When you think of drones, the military may come to mind at first, but a couple of entrepreneurs want them to become part of everyone's daily life.

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Film Documents Mexican Journalists Covering Deadly Drug War

According to the new documentary "Reportero," 48 journalists were murdered or disappeared since December 2006. The film premiers Monday, Jan. 7th on KLRN at 9 p.m. as a special broadcast of Point of View. "Reportero" is director Bernardo Ruiz’s first documentary feature and examines how journalists at a Tijuana-based newsweekly risk their lives to report on Mexico's drug war. Ruiz speaks with Texas Public Radio's Crystal Chavez.

Watch Reportero - Trailer on PBS. See more from POV.