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Mexican journalist seeking asylum earns prestigious Knight-Wallace fellowship

Oct 5, 2018

 

Emilio Gutierrez Soto was a journalist in Mexico reporting on the military’s behavior during a drug cartel crack down. He sought asylum in the U.S. in 2008. He joins us to discuss the seven months he spent in detention under the Trump administration. 

 

Lynette Clemetson is the Director of the Knight-Wallace Fellowships for Journalists at the University of Michigan, where Mr. Gutierrez has been awarded a fellowship for this year. 

 

Luis Trelles is a Knight-Wallace Fellow. He is a producer with podcast Radio Ambulante. Trelles assisted with the translation.