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May 282013

Contest Funds Innovative Journalism to Improve Health, Prosperity of Africans

To grasp how often people in Africa think about health, simply say "hello."

"In most African languages, the way to say ‘Good morning’ is often translated into some variation of ‘How is your health?’ or ‘How is your body?’" says media consultant Joseph Warungu.

But while health tops the list of issues of concern to Africans, the topic is often shortchanged in media coverage, says Warungu, an ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow and consultant to the African Media Initiative (AMI).

May 242013

Hacks/Hackers Brings "A Different Voice" to African Newsrooms

Grassroots journalism organization Hacks/Hackers helps bridge the gap between news media and rapidly advancing technologies.

Knight International Journalism Fellow Justin Arenstein is a driving force behind the organization’s presence and growth in Africa.

May 112013

Journalists, Technologists Gather to Launch Hacks/Hackers Chapter in Rosario, Argentina

Journalists mingled with technologists, programmers and designers to establish Latin America's newest chapter of Hacks/Hackers, which promotes collaboration on news media projects. More than 60 people attended the inaugural meeting of Hacks/Hackers Rosario, the second group to be formed in Argentina. Among the speakers were ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow Mariano Blejman, who talked about projects launched at Hacks/Hackers Buenos Aires, the country's first chapter.

Pak Election 2013 - Taimoor

Pakistanis attending the Pashtoon Khuwa Awami Party election event in Quetta. Courtesy of Muhammed Idrees.

Babar at IFES 2013

Taimoor, second from left, at the IFES panel event entitled "The Role of Media in Elections."

May 92013

Tsinghua University Forges Bloomberg Staff, Alumni Networks

May 8 (On Bloomberg) -- Editor-in-Chief Matthew Winkler spearheaded a groundbreaking project in China when in 2007 he set up a Bloomberg terminal lab at Tsinghua University.

Professor Miller teaching Business Journalism in Tsinghua.

Professor Miller, teaching Business Journalism at Tsinghua University, is ranked among the top 15 percent of Tsinghua's 4,000 faculty - the highest category - based on student evaluations.

Professor Miller teaching Business Journalism in Tsinghua.

Professor Miller, teaching Business Journalism at Tsinghua University, is ranked among the top 15 percent of Tsinghua's 4,000 faculty - the highest category - based on student evaluations.

May 82013

Pakistan's Rural Reporters Use Social Media to Cover the Elections

ICFJ recently conducted a program training rural Pakistani journalists how to cover the country's upcoming general elections with the aim of highlighting issues important to rural citizens. As the country prepares for its first democratic transition of power May 11, the program provided almost 40 rural journalists with mobile devices, their own wireless "hotspots," and taught them to use Facebook and Twitter to cover issues important in their communities.