National Press Club

PBS documentary screening of "Reportero"

PBS documentary screening of "Reportero"

December 12, 2012 6:00 PM

Location: Zenger Room

The Club's Freedom of the Press Committee, along with Reporters Without Borders, is hosting a screening of a new PBS documentary, Reportero by Bernardo Ruiz. The documentary looks at the risks of investigative journalism in Mexico.

The film follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, the Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, as they ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for members of the media. More than 40 journalists in Mexico have been slain or have vanished since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderón came to power and launched a government offensive against the country's drug cartels. As the drug war intensified, the risk to journalists became greater.

The film is scheduled to air nationally on POV, PBS' award winning series, at 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7.


A co-production of Quiet Pictures, ITVS and Latino Public Broadcasting, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. A co-presentation with LPB.

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