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 missing girls.
A pioneer blogger in conflicts zones, Torrea writes her own blog, “Ciudad Juarez, in the Shadow of Drug Trafficking” since 2009, when it was the most dangerous city in the world.
This blog has won the 2010 Ortega y Gasset Prize, considered “the Pulitzer Prize for Latin America and Spain,” the 2011 Bob’s from the Deustche Welle, know as “the Oscar of the blogs,” among other awards. She was a Knight Fellow in Stanford.