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Feb 42015

Periodistas en Riesgo Site Provides Safety Resources for Mexican Reporters

The name of Moisés Sánchez has been all over the news in Mexico the past few weeks, after his kidnapping in the state of Veracruz.

Rahma Hacks/Hackers

ICFJ Knight Fellow Rahma Mian hosts the first Hacks/Hackers Pakistan meeting. Photo courtesy of Rahma Mian

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.

Jorge Luis AJE

Source: Screen-grab from Al Jazeera English video.

India: Improving News Technologies and Access to Information

Knight International Journalism Fellow Nasr ul Hadi works with media organizations in India to develop and expand the use of news technologies and improve access to quality information in the region.

Hadi will help English- and Hindi-language newsrooms in India adopt a “digital supply chain” to integrate technology into all stages of news production – from collecting, verifying and analyzing data and other information to packaging, distribution and audience engagement.

Dec 302014

ICFJ VP of Programs Discusses Pros and Cons of New Technologies at VOA Urdu Town Hall

ICFJ’s Vice President of Programs, Patrick Butler, recently participated in Voice of America Urdu’s first Student Town Hall panel discussion, where he emphasized the importance of new and emerging journalism technologies but also stressed the value of traditional reporting practices.

The Town Hall discussion, “Digital Journalism: Challenges and Opportunities,” took place on Nov. 19 and featured several other media leaders from both the U.S.

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ICFJ's Patrick Butler (middle) participates in a VOA Urdu panel discussion on digital journalism. Source: screen-grab from VOA Urdu video.

Dec 222014

Journalist Rescue Fund Could Protect Threatened Reporters, Promote Free Press

Over the past 22 years, 1,059 journalists have been killed. Worldwide, some 430 journalists are in exile from their home countries. Hundreds more are injured, persecuted, muzzled, and threatened, mostly by governments and sometimes by influential non-governmental forces, all interested in stifling a free, fearless press. Much of this happens in countries where autocratic regimes are the norm and press freedom is ignored.

Meanwhile, there’s a lot of lip service paid, often after the fact, to such threats. In December, for instance, the U.N.

Dec 152014

ICFJ Focuses on Media Startups, Data Journalism at Guadalajara Book Fair

Thought leaders from the International Center for Journalists, including ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan and two Knight International Journalism Fellows, headlined panel discussions on media innovation at the Guadalajara International Book Fair.

Sponsored by the Universidad de Guadalajara, the nine-day fair featured panel discussions and workshops aimed at tackling challenges faced by journalists around the world.

Barnathan gave two speeches during the Book Fair.

Dec 112014

How Reporters Can Ask the Right Questions of Databases

Investigative journalists often look to numbers to back up or fuel their reports, but the data they need can't always be found in a tidy spreadsheet or gathered straight from a source.

"As a journalist obviously your main tool is talking to people; it’s being able to ask the right questions of the right people," said ICFJ Knight Fellow Friedrich Lindenberg in a recent webinar on digital tools for investigative reporting.