freelance journalist and consultant, Washington, D.C.
Question: How might journalists everywhere learn about and use freedom of information systems in countries around the world?
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 (Journalists on Foot), 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.