Feb 212013

Pakistani Journalists Highlight Impact of ICFJ Program at Alumni Summit

ISLAMABAD - Almost 80 participants in ICFJ’s U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism Program gathered in Islamabad in February to share how this initiative has transformed their work, their media organizations and their perceptions of the United States.

Journalists from megacities Lahore and Karachi and from remote areas such as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Balochistan said that spending nearly a month working with American counterparts in U.S.

2018 Covering the U.S. Presidency Reporting Program

On January 20, 2017, political newcomer Donald Trump sent shockwaves across the world when he secured a narrow and unexpected victory that paved his path to the White House. In the months since he took office, President Trump has continued to defy convention both in terms of his domestic and international relationships and especially the traditional relationship between the U.S. leader and the mainstream media.

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Pakistan: Introducing Immersive, Data-Driven Storytelling and Launching News Innovation Teams

Shaheryar Popalzai is an ICFJ Knight Fellow transforming the way Pakistani newsrooms use the latest technologies to make their reporting more immersive and engaging, and building teams that can sustain that innovation. He has helped major newsrooms pioneer the use of 360͒ video and Facebook Live, and produce data-driven stories that have garnered international recognition.

Popalzai started his fellowship working with The Express Tribune to help them reboot their Labs team with the goal of being an innovation engine for the news organization.

South and Central Asia Digital Media Co-Op

The deadline for applying to this program has passed.

In the spring of 2016 the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) implemented a program for South and Central Asia journalists that aimed to build bridges between South and Central Asia and U.S. media outlets. The opportunity exposed participating journalists to professional counterparts and practices in the United States and advance storytelling techniques rooted in social media, enabling journalists to produce work that engages youth in their countries.

Oct 292015

How an ICFJ Program Led to Quality Journalism and so Much More

For a pair of reporters, participating in a program with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) didn’t just change the course of their careers. It altered the rest of their lives.

Jul 202015

The Beginnings Of The Tech Revolution In Pakistan

Pakistan’s media landscape is new to the use of technology in the newsroom. One of the biggest challenges is reconciling the different cultures that collide when technology, journalism and data cross paths.

The tech community in Pakistan is vibrant but has largely been associated with commerce. Consequently the developer community has limited experience interacting with and understanding the needs of media and civic organizations.

Jun 222015

ICFJ Knight Roundup: Media Innovation Bootcamps, Water Piracy in Pakistan

Each week as part of the Knight International Media Innovators blog, the ICFJ Knight team will round up stories focused on how their fellows are making an impact in the field.

Find out more about the fellows' projects by clicking here.

ICFJ Workshops for Pakistani News Media Leaders

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has partnered with the University of the Punjab in Lahore on a new hands-on program designed for Pakistani media leaders.

Launched in early 2015, the series of three-day workshops target management issues. The sessions tackle decision-making, investigative journalism, journalists’ safety, media law and digital news production. The first three workshops drew 60 Pakistani media executives from news outlets such as AAJ, ARY, Dawn, Dunya, Express and GEO. Two U.S.

May 142015

Knight Journalism Award Helps Put "Hostile Elements" on Notice

Pakistani journalist Umar Cheema, winner of the 2013 Knight International Journalism Award, credits the award with sending a message to “hostile elements” that violence against journalists “will not go unnoticed.”

A special investigative correspondent for Pakistan’s largest English-language daily, The News, Cheema received the Knight Award for producing high-impact stories in the face of violent attacks.