Gisela Pérez de Acha reports on extremism and other topics for the Investigative Reporting Program with a focus on digital forensics and network analysis. She is also a human rights lawyer, an open source researcher at Berkeley Law’s Human Rights Center Investigations Lab, and a trainer at Amnesty International’s Digital Verification Corps, a global network of volunteers who fact-check social media posts about war crimes and human rights violations. Gisela is part of an Emmy award-winning team at the New York Times for her collaboration on the story about The Siege of Culiacán and a digital safety trainer with PEN America. Born and raised in Mexico, Gisela speaks fluent Spanish, English, French and Portuguese. She has a master’s degree from Berkeley Journalism, where she now teaches cybersecurity and open-source investigations for upcoming journalists.
TV & VIDEO
INTERNET ENGINEERING TASK FORCE: Online freedom of association and internet infrastructure
A socio-technical investigation on the relationship between the Internet architecture and the human right to freedom of association
Using Artificial Intelligence and Satellite Imagery to Find Mass Graves in Mexico.
Algorithmic Burying: the role of Facebook and Archiving Human Rights Abuses in Syria. The White Helmets Facebook page and challenge that human rights researchers face when trying to retrieve past content.