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Yehia Ghanem (left) was convicted in Egypt's NGO trial along with four others working for ICFJ.

Dec 192013

Crackdown in Egypt: Lessons Learned by the International Center For Journalists

This piece was originally published on the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)'s website.

Some moments in history seem ideal for helping the media to develop. Right before and after the Arab Spring, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) saw tremendous opportunity to help Egyptian journalists produce investigative pieces and to train bloggers and other citizen journalists and link them with mainstream media.

Dec 112013

20 Finalists Named in African Health Reporting Competition

Twenty journalists from across the continent have been shortlisted in the Health theme of the $1 million African Story Challenge Program.

Nairobi, Kenya, December 11, 2013 - Twenty journalists have been shortlisted as finalists in the $1 million African Story Challenge, a program of reporting grants to encourage innovative, multi-media storytelling that aims to improve the health and prosperity of Africans.

Aug 62013

ICFJ Director McGinnis Joins Executive Leadership At Al Jazeera America

Marcy McGinnis, a member of the International Center for Journalists' Board of Directors since 2006, has been named Senior Vice President, Newsgathering for Al Jazeera America. The new network, scheduled to launch in August, announced her appointment on July 22, 2013.

Jul 242013

Congratulations To The Class Of 2013

At a commencement ceremony in July at Tsinghua University in Beijing, 20 students received their masters’ degree in Global Business Journalism, and five students received certificates.

Jul 162013

Reporting Contest Leads to Rise in Polio Vaccines in Ethiopia

At a health center in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, a mother carries her child while waiting in line for him to receive a meningitis vaccine. “I have heard from the media about meningitis that it can physically disable or kill a child,” says the mother, Seble Yihun. Previously, she might have waited for a health extension worker to come to her home with the vaccine. But, she said, “I also heard health care centers are getting short of vaccines.

Jul 152013

UN, Protection of Journalists Must Be a Priority

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has signed on to a letter asking the UN Security Council to make protection of journalists (and for the first time, the NGOs that work to help them) a priority. The Security Council will hold an open debate on the protection of journalists on Wednesday, July 17.

Jul 152013

Empowering Women in Journalism and Tech in Latin America

Working in newsrooms with a multidisciplinary team of developers, journalists and designers became my everyday life when I was part of the Guardian Interactive team over the last three years.

This began with my former boss, Alastair Dant, who had the vision not only to start the Guardian Interactive team, but who recognized the need to place a woman in a key position on his team. This changed my life.