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Joyce Book Fair

ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan speaks at the Guadalajara International Book Fair. Courtesy of Universidad de Guadalajara.

Dec 82014

How to Prevent the Spread of AIDS? Teach Girls to Save Money

During a recent visit to Kenya for an ICFJ exchange program, PBS NewsHour editor Ellen Rolfes reported on a groundbreaking program: Teaching girls to save money so they will be less dependent on men – and therefore less susceptible to sexual assault, pregnancy and HIV. PBS.org published the story on World AIDS Day.

The Safe and Smart Savings program is offered at Zeyln Academy, a school in Kenya’s largest slum, where an alarming number of young girls are susceptible to HIV and sexual abuse.

Dec 22014

CJR Features ICFJ President’s Op-Ed on “Serial” Podcast

The Columbia Journalism Review featured a column written by ICFJ’s president, Joyce Barnathan, in which she commends the hit podcast "Serial" for making “journalism more transparent” and adding “tremendous credibility to our field.”

"Serial" chronicles reporter Sarah Koenig’s investigation of the 1999 murder of a high school student in Baltimore. It has been downloaded or streamed more than 5 million times and averages over 1.5 million listeners per episode.

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

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.

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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.

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Nov 102014

Knight Award winner's tips for freelance investigative reporters

Before she became an award-winning investigative reporter, Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab Wilhelm was a woodworker and a university student unsure of what to do with her life.

Today she is a 2014 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award winner, who shared a Pulitzer Prize last year for uncovering Wal-Mart’s aggressive tactics for dominating the Mexican market.