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Karla Casillas Bermúdez

Karla Casillas Bermúdez
Karla Casillas Bermúdez
Knight Latin American Fellow
Mexico City, Mexico
karlacas@stanford.edu

Karla Casillas Bermúdez is an independent investigative journalist currently working with the Mexican production company Mezcla. She is the head of research for the Ariel Award winning documentary The Three Deaths of Marisela Escobedo (Netflix 2020). She is also the investigative team leader for two more documentaries The Lady of Silence: The Mataviejitas Murders (2023) and The Darkness within La Luz del Mundo (2023). Both co-productions of Mezcla and Netflix. Casillas has a special interest in changing narratives applying a gender perspective. Between 2020 and 2021, she was appointed coordinator for the Urgent Manual for the Coverage of Gender Violence and Femicide in Mexico. This project, led by United Nations Women, seeks to change the media narrative on violence against women and girls, as well as femicides. Previously, Casillas was the Madrid correspondent for El Financiero, she also coordinated the investigation unit at the Mexican newspaper El Universal and was the editor-in-chief of the VICE News en Español bureau in Mexico City.