Javier Garza is an integrated operational security trainer for Global Journalist Security. He is a Knight International Journalism Fellow at the International Center for Journalists in charge of developing digital security training in Mexico and Latin America. Based in Mexico, he is also developing tools to track attacks on journalists in the country as well as resources to help them stay safe. Javier was editorial director of El Siglo de Torreón from 2006 to 2013, during a wave of violence that put the newspaper in the middle of the drug war. While the coverage done by El Siglo was met by attacks from criminal groups, he was responsible for designing security protocols for reporters and editors. Those safety measures have been taken as a model in other newsrooms in Mexico and other countries, and Javier has also served as an adviser on Newsroom Safety at the World Association of Newspapers (WANIFRA). Garza has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and a Master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.