Judith Torrea

Art Discipline: 
Ciudad Juarez
Dates of Residence: 
Aug 25, 2014 to Sep 12, 2014

Judith Torrea, is an award-winning independent investigative blogger, journalist and author based in Ciudad Juárez, México. Torrea´s work spotlights some of the most dire human rights cases in Ciudad Juárez, and analyzes the impact that the war against drugs has on marginalized and poor communities. Her book "Juárez en la sombra" (Aguilar) was already released in Latin America and Spain. Torrea has spent most of her two decades career covering the México/USA Border, with a special emphasis on women rights issues, such as femicides, human trafficking and sexual violence. A pioneer blogger in conflicts zones, Torrea writes her own blog, "Ciudad Juarez, in the Shadow of Drug Trafficking" http://juarezenlasombra.blogspot.com.es since 2009, when it was the most dangerous city in the world. This blog has won the 2010 Ortega y Gasset Prize and the 2011 Bob's from the Deustche Welle, among other awards. She was a Knight Fellow in Stanford University.