Do you have what it takes to be the editor of a newspaper in Tijuana, Mexico? Take The Reportero Challenge and find out.


Assume the role of a newspaper editor in Tijuana, Mexico. The newspaper has a history of standing up to the drug cartels and a corrupt government, but you’re in charge now — the decisions you make will affect the newspaper’s credibility, its circulation and the safety of its staff. The game is available in both English and Spanish. Accept the challenge and play now »

The Reportero Challenge is an educational game inspired by POV’s 2013 documentary Reportero, by filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz. Watch the film now on POV. Streaming until February 28, 2014.

Reportero follows Sergio Haro, a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for members of the media. In Mexico, more than 50 journalists have been slain or have vanished since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderón came to power and launched a government offensive against the country’s powerful drug cartels and organized crime. As the drug war intensifies and the risks to journalists become greater, will the free press be silenced?

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POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.