Political

Nov 242014

Burmese Journalists Get a Close-Up View of U.S. During Midterm Elections

A group of Burmese journalists got a first-hand look at American politics, journalism and life when they observed and reported on the U.S. midterm elections in Louisiana and North Carolina.

The two-week tour was part of an ICFJ program designed to expose the 15 visiting journalists to U.S. coverage of elections ahead of Burma’s 2015 general elections.

ICFJ hosted 15 Burmese journalists who attended trainings and site visits in the US to learn about the media coverage of the 2014 midterm elections.

Nov 42014

HacksLabs announces Transparency & Accountability Challenge 2014 for Latin America


_Media entrepreneur Mariano Blejman founded HacksLabs, Latin America's first data journalism accelerator, earlier this year as part of his ICFJ Knight Fellowship. The idea for HacksLabs "came from years of frustration and wasted energy," Blejman wrote in April.

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 102014

How to Convince Journalists that Digital Security is for Them

The workshop had ended, but the attendees stayed glued to their seats and their laptop computers. For a few more minutes, nobody wanted to leave the room.

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.

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.

Pakistan: Driving citizen engagement and collaboration on open data

Knight International Journalism Fellow Rahma Muhammad Mian launched a series of flagship projects to spark data journalism and citizen engagement through open data in Pakistan. To foster a community of collaboration among journalists and technologists, she launched Hacks/Hackers Pakistan. She also held key events to kickstart data-driven projects, including Pakistan’s first data bootcamp in collaboration with the Center for Excellence in Journalism and Code for Africa.

The Iraqi-U.S. Journalism Exchange program took place on June, 2014. Five journalists from Iraq arrived to the U.S. without suspecting that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) would throw their country into upheaval a day later. In this video, the journalists reflect on sectarianism and discrimination in their home country.

Aug 72014

ICFJ’s Jerri Eddings: Mandela’s Lessons Live On

Nelson Mandela, the revered anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa’s first democratically elected president, left a legacy of forgiveness, compassion and understanding for his country and the world.

On Thursday, July 31, ICFJ’s Senior Program Director Jerri Eddings reflected on the lessons she learned from Mandela as a foreign correspondent reporting on his rise to political prominence.