Social Issues

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.

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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.

Dec 82015

Weak Health Systems, Poor Communications Were Lethal Combo During Ebola Crisis

A deadly mix of poor health services and communication failures fueled the Ebola epidemic that claimed more than 11,200 lives in West Africa, according to an ICFJ panel of journalists and health researchers who witnessed the disease’s devastation first-hand. But the panel of experts noted that there are promising signs that the global community could be better prepared to handle the next outbreak.

Jorge Ramos, a leading newscaster for media giant Univision, is known for tough interviews that have helped push issues of concern to Latino Americans to the top of the U.S. political agenda. He made headlines this summer when he confronted presidential candidate Donald Trump over immigration.

Yoani Sánchez is a trailblazing Cuban blogger and founder of the country’s first independent daily digital news service. She has overcome censorship, arrests and poor Internet access to give the world a rare glimpse of daily life under Cuba’s communist regime and to open the door for other independent voices.

Priyanka Dubey is an intrepid investigative reporter who has turned a spotlight on issues such as human trafficking and gender violence in her native India. She has traveled across the country, often at great personal risk, breaking major stories about rapes, kidnappings, and gender discrimination.