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In Mexico, the Internet and mobile technology are giving activists new ways to share information. Tech can help activists expose corruption, organize protests and become citizen reporters. Websites like Méxicoleaks make it possible to whistleblow and share anonymously. The instant messaging service WhatsApp helps people connect. But in Mexico, even texting can be life-threatening. Community organizer Miguel Ángel Jiménez Blanco used WhatsApp to keep journalists and activists around the world informed about government corruption abuse in his home state of Guerrero. Kara Andrade’s reporting in Mexico was supported by the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting.  To learn more about her project, click here.

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The following photo gallery from earlier this year features Miguel Ángel Jiménez Blanco. All photos are by Kara Andrade.

Miguel Ángel Jiménez Blanco speaks to voters in San Marcos, Guerrero in June
Miguel Ángel Jiménez Blanco speaks to voters in San Marcos, Guerrero in June
A voter near San Marcos, Guerrero tells Miguel Ángel Jiménez Blanco of alleged vote-buying and coercion by political parties in June.
A voter near San Marcos, Guerrero tells Miguel Ángel Jiménez Blanco of alleged vote-buying and coercion by political parties in June.
Miguel Ángel Jiménez Blanco convinces voters in the San Marcos, Guerrero area to give their video testimony of vote buying (June 2015).
Miguel Ángel Jiménez Blanco convinces voters in the San Marcos, Guerrero area to give their video testimony of vote buying (June 2015).
Miguel Ángel Jiménez Blanco and co-workers exchange video testimonies of vote buying in the San Marcos, Guerrero (June 2015).
Miguel Ángel Jiménez Blanco and co-workers exchange video testimonies of vote buying in the San Marcos, Guerrero (June 2015).
One of the local community self-protection groups organized by Unión de Pueblos y Organizaciones del Estado de Guerrero or the Union of People and Organizations of Guerrero.
One of the local community self-protection groups organized by Unión de Pueblos y Organizaciones del Estado de Guerrero or the Union of People and Organizations of Guerrero.