Mago Torres

Journalist & researcher, Freelance

Mago Torres’ work has focused on the research and application of the right to information and data journalism, and explores the connection between journalism, academia and civil society. Beginning in 2015, she worked for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists as a researcher on the Panama Papers investigation. Previously, Torres coordinated the journalism program and served as a scholar in the department of communication at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. After the Panama Papers project concluded in 2016, she worked as research director for the Global Investigative Journalism Network where she created the GIJN Help Desk, a quality collection of resources for investigative journalists around the world. She is a co-founder of Periodistas de a Pie, a network of journalists based in Mexico City, where she contributed to investigative projects such as Masde72 and organized events such as Migrahack Mexico and the Latin American Forum of Digital Journalism. She holds a Ph.D. in humanistic studies with a specialization in ethics.

Mago is speaking at

Crime & Corruption
September 26, 2019
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Lecture Hall 200, HafenCity Universität (HCU)



This special panel features two award-winning teams that have exposed unsettling stories of mass killings in Mexico and The Philippines. Mago Torres and Marcela Turati are part of Quinto Elemento, which helped produce “The Country with 2,000 Graves,” a chilling look at the grave sites that criss-cross Mexico as a result of the country's drug war. Reuters' Clare Baldwin and Andrew Marshall shared a Pulitzer Prize this year for what the Pulitzer Committee called "relentless reporting that exposed the brutal killing campaign behind Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs." These are smart, gutsy stories using a variety of journalism techniques.

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