Siria's Twitter Feed

  • RT  @oneamexico : #México: 38 periodistas han sido asesinados durante el sexenio de  @EPN . Vía  @article19mex https://t… 10 hours ago
  • Newspaper cover in #Sinaloa "stop killing us, demand women" 1 day ago
  • RT  @_gesanchez : Let's not forget the conditions migrants face are not solely attributable to smugglers, but to the structural contexts wher… 3 days ago
  • RT  @CoEMediaFreedom : Crowd-funded fund set up for information that leads to prosecution of the killers of Daphne Caruana Galizia https://t… 3 days ago
  • RT  @ICMPD : #Trafficking or #Smuggling?The distinction is important! Details in our #EUAntiTraffickingDay blog article:➡️… 3 days ago

Siria Gastelum Felix

Contributing Author, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime


Siria Gastelum is an Emmy Award winning journalist from Mexico. Siria started writing stories on organized crime in her own native state of Sinaloa when she was still a child. She directed a documentary on Jesus Maverde, the so-called patron saint of drug traffickers. She has worked on radio, television and print media in Mexico, the United States and Canada.

In 2008, she joined the United Nations Office in Vienna. She has worked at the International Narcotics Control Board and more recently at the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT). In 2001 she received the UN 21 Award from the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon for the creation of the UN.GIFT.HUB, an online knowledge exchange platform on human trafficking.

Siria has a BA in Communications Science from the University of the Americas-Puebla (Mexico) and a Masters of Journalism from Carleton University (Canada). She now spends her time between Mexico, Canada and India.