Basic Journalism

Jul 82013

China Program Alum Exposes "Slum Girls'" Struggles in Kenya

Chen Yingying (Lulu), a correspondent for Xinhua News Agency in Nairobi, Kenya, recently did a report on teenage girls that was picked up and republished by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Lulu is a 2011 graduate of the Global Business Journalism master's program, a project of the International Center for Journalists and Tsinghua University, where it is based.

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Yingying investigated the dire consequences faced by teenage girls in Kenya who cannot afford sanitary napkins.

Jul 82013

South Asia Workshop Participants Cover Youth Issues

South Asian journalists from seven different countries gathered in Kathmandu, Nepal, for a reporting conference in April and then produced stories related to youth issues in their countries.

Jun 262013

United Nations Publication Features Work of South Asia Training Participants

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) shared the work of two ICFJ program participants in a publication commemorating The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26.

M M Badsha's piece "Gaza Phencidyl Yaba Crossing Border in the Hole of Bamboo, Inside the Pillow," detailed the practices of drug traffickers in his home country of Bangladesh while Chencho Dema's piece, "Substance Abuse Among Women a Growing Problem" offered a close look at drug abuse amon

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Participants Farrah Fazal and Michael Clapp in Lahore, Spring 2013. Photo by Edward Esposito.

May 242013

$1M Grant to Fund Great Storytelling on Key African Issues

A new $1 million program will offer African journalists reporting grants to support investigative, multimedia and data-driven stories that aim to improve health and prosperity across the continent.

May 222013

Tsinghua University Business Journalism Students Meet with Board of East-West Institute

Board members of the East-West Institute were dazzled by students and alumni of the Global Business Journalism program during a breakfast meeting in Beijing on Friday, May 17.

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Edward Meng, a student in the Global Business Journalism program at Tsinghua, chats with East-West Institute board member Kevin Taweel, chairman of NEW Asurion.

May 142013

2013 International Reporting Fellows to Focus on Key Social Issues

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has selected 14 participants from the United States to report on everything from immigration to women’s health in the 2013 Bringing Home the World: International Reporting Fellowship Program for Minority Journalists. ICFJ also selected six U.S. journalists as fellows for the inaugural Social Justice Reporting for a Global America Program.

The fellows were chosen from a record 200 applications based on the quality of their proposals. Participants will report from abroad on issues that resonate with their local audiences.