Social Issues

Covering Road Safety in the Southeast Asia Region

We are no longer accepting applications for this program

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), road-traffic injuries account for approximately 316,000 death each year in the Southeast Asia Region. Globally, these deaths make up 25% of all road-traffic fatalities.

Photo courtesy of Yann, Wikimedia Commons

In partnership with WHO, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will organize a two-day workshop from Dec. 5 – 6, 2016, for journalists from the Southeast Asia region to improve their coverage of this public-health and -safety issue.

Mar 162016

Training the Next Generation of Tunisian Media Professionals

Building on the success of the 2014 program, ICFJ will continue hosting a one-year program that allows Tunisian students seeking their master’s degree in journalism the opportunity to train and report in the United States. The participants will learn practical skills to enhance their reporting, meet with experts working in their field of interest and immerse themselves in U.S. culture.

Mar 162016

Iraqi-U.S. Journalist Exchange Program

The Iraqi-U.S. Journalism Exchange program will take place over a 12-day U.S. study tour as part of the “Iraqi-U.S. Journalist Exchange” program. Five participants – Iraqi commentators – will participate in the program that will feature meetings with experts and visits to newsrooms and innovation centers in Washington D.C., and New York City. The goal of the program is to develop awareness for these leading Iraqi commentators on U.S.

The use of digital tools in public service reporting

The International Center for Journalists is offering an online course on the use of digital tools in public service reporting, which will be held from March 15 to April 25.

The online course is the first part of a program that will bring together professional and citizen journalists with civil society actors from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, West Bank/Gaza and Yemen. The six-week online course will guide 60 participants from these countries to work on ideas for multimedia public service journalism projects.

ICFJ offers online course on covering conflict for Egyptian journalists

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is offering a six-week online course on covering conflict: challenges, opportunities and best practices for Egyptian journalists. The course will be held from November 18, 2013, to December 29, 2013. The deadline to apply is November 8, 2013.

NewsU International launches course on journalism and trauma in Persian

A new self-directed course aims to help Persian-language journalists who cover traumatic events.

The Trauma and Journalism course in Persian, offered by NewsU International, a partnership partnership between the Poynter Institute and the International Center for Journalists, aims to equip journalists covering human tragedies and crises with better tools to protect themselves from psychological trauma.

Feb 22016

Airing the economic harm of sexual harassment, Egypt journalist honored

Five Mideast journalists win latest round of “Digital Gateway” program

By Daniel Lynx Bernard

The International Center for Journalists has honored five journalists from the Middle East and North Africa for excellence in using digital technology for public-service journalism. The honorees under the program “Building a Digital Gateway to Better Lives” used multimedia on the web to examine sexual harassment in Egypt, illegal drugs in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, the sterilization of mentally disabled girls in Jordan, and the growing water crisis in Yemen.


Amr Eleraqi of Egypt is a senior editor with MBC television and co-founder of the Free Media Center. Photo by Safie Eddeen Atef

Amr Eleraqi of Egypt is a senior editor with MBC television and co-founder of the Free Media Center. Photo by Safie Eddeen Atef

Maria Clara Vieira’s story, "A New Beginning for Children of Crack," shines a light on a growing problem in Brazil: the link between crack-cocaine addiction and an increase in the number of addicted children put up for adoption.