Citizen Journalism

Nov 132012

New Knight International Fellowships Will Advance Media Innovation Worldwide

WASHINGTON—From digitally mapping Amazon deforestation to launching a news innovation challenge in Africa, innovative work by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will be supported by a new $3.15 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Oct 172012

Colombian Media Rely on Mapping to Track Crime, Corruption, Environmental Issues

There have been changes in Colombia since I arrived here 14 months ago. Peace talks between the oldest guerrilla group and the government are beginning. A free trade agreement with the United States is in place, and a country once known for drug trafficking, violence and kidnappings is now seen as one of Latin America’s most attractive places to invest.

In a different way, we are invested here, too.

I, too, have instigated changes.

The Elections 2012 Visiting Journalists Program

Though the results of the 2012 U.S. Presidential elections were announced to the world on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 49 foreign journalists were able to provide first-hand reports on the outcome to their readers, listeners and viewers in their home countries. This opportunity came from their participation in The Elections 2012 Visiting Journalists Program.

Corruption Monitor

The Corruption Monitor maps journalist and citizen reports of misuse of funds, bribery, fraud and other incidents of corruption across Colombia.

Jul 252012

Digital Map to Track Corruption Launches in Colombia

A digital mapping tool to track corruption in Colombia on a national scale launched July 24, a result of our partnership with the Consejo de Redacción, a country-wide organization of investigative journalists.

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Brazil - Interview with Fabiana Bicudo in Rio

Journalists interviewed Fabiana Bicudo, the head of the nationally protected areas of the Cagarras Islands. They also met with biologists and local fishermen. (Credit: Gustavo Faleiros)

Brazil - Ilha Redonda

The beautiful Ilha Redonda, one of the six Cagarras Islands on the coast of Rio de Janiero. Sustainable development is a challenge for the protection of this biodiversity hotspot. (Credit: Gustavo Faleiros)

Brazil - Andrew Ochieng for Citizen TV in Rio

Kenyan journalist Andrew Ochieng shot footage of the Cagarras Islands for Citizen TV from a boat off the coast of Rio de Janiero. (Credit: Gustavo Faleiros)