Alfredo Quijano Hernández
Alfredo Quijano Hernández, Mexico, is chief of the special investigations unit and news editor of the newspaper El Norte de Ciudad Juárez.
Quijano has led El Norte’s coverage of crime for two decades, during which the newspaper has published investigative articles on border security, drug trafficking, political corruption and the unsolved murders of hundreds of women. In three decades as a journalist, Quijano has collaborated on projects with a number of international organizations such as the History Channel and Discovery Channel and the Dallas Morning News. He has lectured on practicing investigative reporting in one of the world’s most dangerous cities at the University of Texas, Columbia University and Stanford. Because of his staff’s investigations into police corruption, innocent people wrongly jailed and tortured have been set free. An El Norte investigation shined a light on corrupt police alleged to be involved in the murders of high-profile defense lawyers in Ciudad Juarez. As a result, Quijano has been detained for questioning by police and he and his staff have been assaulted and have received numerous death threats.