Environment

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.

Covering Road Safety

Meet the 2015 Fellows here.

Our roads are killing us. More than 1.24 million people die and between 20 and 50 million are injured each year in traffic-related incidents.

To help improve coverage of this global public health crisis, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) named 25 journalists as Road Safety Journalism Fellows.

Feb 112015

Business Insider Uses InfoAmazonia Maps to Visualize Fires in Amazon Rain Forest

InfoAmazonia, a data visualization map created by former ICFJ Knight Fellow Gustavo Faleiros, was used in a Business Insider article to visualize the grave danger facing the Amazon rain forest region.

“While the annual rate of deforestation has slowed in recent years...another, less talked-about issue the rain forest faces, is the threat of wildfires,” the story in the popular online site reads.

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.

The Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ)

Professional journalists participate in a short TV documentary production module at the CEJ in Karachi.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), along with Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), have established the Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) in Karachi, Pakistan. The CEJ serves as a hub for the professional development, training and networking of Pakistani journalists and media professionals from all parts of the country. It also welcomes journalists from around the world to participate in its programs.

Oct 142014

Journalists from Africa, Asia and Europe Win Climate Change Reporting Grants

Three journalists from Africa, Asia and Europe have been selected to receive $1,000 reporting grants to cover climate change as part of the ICFJ-United Nations Foundation Climate Change Journalism Fellowship program.

The winners are Jessica Camille Aguirre of Deutsche Presse-Agentur in Berlin, Madison Park of CNN International in Hong Kong, and Dickson Ng’hily of The Guardian Newspaper in Tanzania. They were among 10 journalists who had been selected to participate in a daylong Virtual Climate Change Fellowship on Sept. 3.

Vietnam-U.S. Reporting Program: Marking Two Decades of U.S.-Vietnamese Relations

Trung tâm báo chí quốc tế (ICFJ) đang tìm kiếm các ứng viên cho Chương trình Đưa tin Việt Nam - Hoa Kỳ. Chương trình này có một khóa học trực tuyến, tua tham quan học tập và tư vấn cá nhân để kỷ niệm 20 năm thiết lập quan hệ ngoại giao giữa Hoa Kỳ và Việt Nam.

60 nhà báo Việt Nam đủ điều kiện sẽ được ICFJ lựa chọn để tham gia chương trình. Khóa học trực tuyến sẽ được tổ chức trong năm tuần, bắt đầu từ ngày 05 tháng Một năm 2015 và kết thúc vào ngày 06 tháng Hai năm 2015. Khóa học sẽ tập trung vào các vấn đề về song phương và toàn cầu.