Gia Castello

Gia Castello


Programs Director, ICFJ

As a program manager, hacktivist and transmedia storyteller, I support journalists, human rights defenders and artists who are innovating in reporting, creating tools, and designing methodologies to hold governments accountable. I help develop strategies with an intersectional perspective, supporting open source initiatives that foster collaboration, freedom of speech and online security practices. My background: I have a degree in media and entertainment management, and built a career focused on developing new platforms to tell stories and building communities to share knowledge.

I was program director for the global community of journalists, Chicas Poderosas, producer for the transmedia storytelling organization Seirenfilms and Ñoño VR, and editor-in-chief for TKM magazine. I’m a member of Chicas Programando, a community of women developers in Argentina, and 0xche, an organization that works with activists in Latin America to improve their infrastructure’s security and digital resources. Ask me about: Project management, digital security and transmedia storytelling.