Basic Journalism

A Journey of Shared Discovery for Russian and American Journalists

This program has been completed. Information about the 2017 program can be found here.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invited young journalists from Russia to take part in the “Journey of Shared Discovery for Russian and American Journalists” exchange program. Fourteen journalists, who were selected in competition, came to the United States for a program from Tuesday, May 17, to Monday, June 6. Applicants needed to speak English.

Jorge Ramos, a leading newscaster for media giant Univision, is known for tough interviews that have helped push issues of concern to Latino Americans to the top of the U.S. political agenda. He made headlines this summer when he confronted presidential candidate Donald Trump over immigration.

Lynsey Addario is an award-winning American photojournalist whose searing images of refugees and life in the midst of conflict have helped put a human face on war. Her photographs from Afghanistan to Iraq to South Sudan have appeared regularly in The New York Times, National Geographic and Time Magazine. Last year, American Photo Magazine named her one of the five most influential photographers of the past 25 years.

Yoani Sánchez is a trailblazing Cuban blogger and founder of the country’s first independent daily digital news service. She has overcome censorship, arrests and poor Internet access to give the world a rare glimpse of daily life under Cuba’s communist regime and to open the door for other independent voices.

Priyanka Dubey is an intrepid investigative reporter who has turned a spotlight on issues such as human trafficking and gender violence in her native India. She has traveled across the country, often at great personal risk, breaking major stories about rapes, kidnappings, and gender discrimination.

Aug 122015

New Report Praises ICFJ Knight Fellow’s Environmental Journalism Projects

A new report by the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) highlights former ICFJ Knight Fellow Gustavo Faleiros’ contributions to the critically important field of environmental journalism.

Though experts predict climate change will have a growing impact on the global economy in decades to come, the report points out that media worldwide largely neglect to educate the public about its consequences.

Jun 192015

Encryption: An Important Protection for Content and Communications

“Encrypt everything, including guacamole recipes.”

This advice was tweeted by Eva Galperin of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based organization committed to the defense of privacy and Internet freedom.