In Mexico, the Internet and mobile technology are giving activists new ways to share information. Tech can help activists expose corruption, organize protests and become citizen reporters. Websites like Méxicoleaks make it possible to whistleblow and share anonymously. The instant messaging service WhatsApp helps people connect. But in Mexico, even texting can be life-threatening. Community organizer Miguel Ángel Jiménez Blanco used WhatsApp to keep journalists and activists around the world informed about government corruption abuse in his home state of Guerrero. Kara Andrade’s reporting in Mexico was supported by the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. To learn more about her project, click here.
The following photo gallery from earlier this year features Miguel Ángel Jiménez Blanco. All photos are by Kara Andrade.