Alicia Fernandez

freelance visual journalist

Alicia Fernández is a freelance Mexican visual journalist and producer from Ciudad Juarez, on the Mexican border with the United States. As a photographer, she was part of the El Diario de Juarez team that was awarded the Maria Moors Cabot Prize in 2011 for their narco violence coverage in Juarez. Her images and visual reports have appeared in media such as Al Jazeera, BBC, Associated Press, Brut, Verdens Gang, Der Spiegel, among others. Alicia also has been a staff multimedia producer, as well as a photography and video editor, for the Spanish newspaper El Pais in its Latin American version. She has been a fixer, field producer and contributor with international media, independent journalists and researchers. Also, she has contributed to training and protection organizations for journalists such as the International Center For Journalists and Article 19. She is a fellow for the International Women's Media Foundation. She has worked on independent projects such as The Red Note podcast, as a researcher and interviewer. She also works as a consultant for journalistic multimedia projects and as a workshop instructor. Along with Andalusia K. Soloff she coordinated and created the project Fixers, open ways to global journalism in order to encourage the local journalism that supports international reporting.

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