Ochberg Fellows in NYC
Submission Deadline: 2015 Dart Awards
Since at least 1993, hundreds of women have been killed in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, turning a city that once thrived with the pulse of industry into a killing ground.
The goal of this eight-part series is simple: to tell the story of the women of Ciudad Juárez through the eyes of the survivors, giving voice to those who have been silenced. The Register set out to show how the serial killings have transformed a border community whose factories produce U.S. goods and draw hundreds of workers from throughout Mexico and Central America.
Each story represents a different segment of society touched by the killings. Today’s story focuses on a teenage girl who was killed.
Her story shows the void left when a vibrant young woman disappears from a family and a community.
Your contributions help the Dart Center nurture informed, innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy worldwide.
The Dart Center is a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.