Development

Jan 152015

Knight Fellow Rahma Mian on the Rapidly Changing Media in Pakistan

Media development consultant and ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow Rahma Muhammad Mian is creating a citizen-engagement lab in Pakistan to support data-driven media projects.

Dec 152014

U.S.-Pakistan Program Fosters Culture of Understanding, Accuracy in Reporting

The 77 Pakistani and 10 American journalists who participated in ICFJ’s U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism program in 2014 were exposed to a different culture, helping to break down stereotypes and leading to more accurate reporting.

The Pakistani journalists spent three weeks immersed in one of 55 newsrooms in 25 states and the District of Columbia.

Dec 122014

From Asheville to Sacramento, Pakistani Journalists Share Stories with Local Communities

At the end of October, 17 journalists from Pakistan returned home after spending nearly five weeks in the United States on ICFJ’s U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism. After four days in Washington, D.C., the journalists completed fellowships at newspapers across the country. The fellows covered a variety of stories for their host media organizations – from Malala Yousafzai being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to the start of the stone crab season in Florida.

Eastern Europe and Eurasia: Improving Sustainability in Investigative Journalism

Knight International Journalism Fellow Christopher Guess works with a network of media organizations and investigative reporting centers in Eastern Europe and Eurasia to develop long-term sustainability plans and better management practices.

Knight Fellow Christopher Guess develops long-term sustainability plans for investigative reporting centers in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

With the help of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), Guess helps grant-funded organizations find new revenue streams and rely less on outside grants.

Oct 302014

Tabeir Iraq aims to help journalists and bloggers stay safe

When I visited Iraq for the first time in October 2003, the country was one of the most dangerous places for journalists to work. Unfortunately, that reality has not changed. Since 2003, 102 journalists have been murdered in the country, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, and many more have been harmed or threatened.

As a reporter for the Mexican newspaper El Independiente, I spent two weeks in Iraq, covering the period when an international military coalition occupied the country.

Oct 282014

ICFJ’s Ben Colmery participates in panel on data journalism for the developing world

Data journalism is having a powerful impact on the lives of citizens, especially in the developing world, according to a panel of media-development experts brought together on October 15 by the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA).

The discussion titled “How Data Journalism Drives Results in Developing Countries” touched on data initiatives around the world, with a focus on projects in Africa and Latin America.

Oct 62014

Pakistani Journalists Make Headlines in U.S. Media

The eleventh group of Pakistani journalists to participate in the U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism returned home recently full of new ideas and fresh perspectives. After four days in Washington, D.C., the journalists spent three weeks at newspapers across the U.S. - from Los Angeles to Tallahassee.

Coding for Latin America: Using new technology to improve lives

Knight International Journalism Fellow Juan Manuel Casanueva is creating a citizen engagement lab in Mexico and Central America to support data-driven media projects.