Basic Journalism

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.

Chicas Poderosas

Speakers at the launch of Chicas Poderosas in Costa Rica discussed best practices for finding data, telling stories visually and creating interactive content.

Jul 152013

Three Months in Washington: a Dream Internship for Tsinghua Student

Second-year Tsinghua University journalism student Wei Wei spent three months working in Washington this spring as part of the Prudential Foundation's Global Citizens Program, offered through the Washington Center.

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

U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism- American Participants

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