Promoting Journalism and Democracy

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, 16 September 2014 — Met this morning with reporters from Diario El Mundo newspaper and showed them my film, “The Gangs,” that I made last year in Guatemala. Both countries suffer from the presence of urban gangs, so the journalists here could relate to the piece.

I’m here this week on a State Department assignment, the theme of which is “The Role of Journalism in a Democratic Society.”

This is the first time I’ve been here in 25 years. So much has changed. But not much has changed.

(Photos by Bill Gentile)

Below, students at the University of El Salvador at the end of my afternoon presentation there.