James Fredrick

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Mexico City, Mexico

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James Fredrick

I am a freelance journalist based in Mexico City. I started here as a print journalist focusing mostly on business, economics, and the energy. I now cover a wider range of issues in all media, including fixing and producing video stories as well as some basic shooting and editing on DSLRs. My favorite issues to cover are immigration, the informal economy, and natural resources/energy issues. I've worked with Al Jazeera, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Global Post, Latin Finance, Latin Trade, Makeshift magazine, and others. I also host, produce, and edit a podcast on Latin American current events.


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A recounting of the year since 43 students went missing in rural Mexico at the hands of local police. On the first anniversary of the incident, what exactly happened to the 43 young men is still a mystery.


Dozens of Mexican journalists, researchers, students, and statisticians gathered to fact-check Mexico's president during his state of the union address. They're hoping citizens can drive political transparency.


Conspiracy theories flew in Mexico after the prison escape of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. They may not be as far-fetched as they seem.


Multimedia report on Mexican minors detained crossing the US border and their expedited trip through the immigration system. My work included video production, second camera, reporting, and writing.


Print and production of video for Makeshift magazine. A night in the life of a Mexico City 'toquero', a vendor of electric shocks at bars and cantinas.


Fixer and local producer on Guardian US report about 43 missing students from teacher's college in Southern Mexico.

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