Writing/Editing

Dec 152014

U.S.-Pakistan Program Creates Culture of Understanding Among Journalists

The 77 Pakistani journalists and 10 American journalists who visited each other’s countries this year as part of ICFJ’s U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism summed up their experience in just a few words: hospitality and better understanding.

During the three weeks they spent in 55 print, broadcast and digital newsrooms across the country, the journalists from Pakistan saw U.S. media in action.

Dec 122014

From Asheville to Sacramento, Pakistani Journalists Share Stories with Local Communities

At the end of October, 17 journalists from Pakistan returned home after spending nearly five weeks in the United States on ICFJ’s U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism. After four days in Washington, D.C., the journalists completed fellowships at newspapers across the country. The fellows covered a variety of stories for their host media organizations – from Malala Yousafzai being awarded the Noble Peace Prize to the start of the stone crab season in Florida.

Dec 82014

How to Prevent the Spread of AIDS? Teach Girls to Save Money

During a recent visit to Kenya for an ICFJ exchange program, PBS NewsHour editor Ellen Rolfes reported on a groundbreaking program: Teaching girls to save money so they will be less dependent on men – and therefore less susceptible to sexual assault, pregnancy and HIV. PBS.org published the story on World AIDS Day.

The Safe and Smart Savings program is offered at Zeyln Academy, a school in Kenya’s largest slum, where an alarming number of young girls are susceptible to HIV and sexual abuse.

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Russia-U.S. Young Media Professionals Program

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invites young, English-speaking journalists from Russia’s regions to take part in the “Russia-U.S. Young Media Professionals Program.” Eleven journalists, who will be selected in competition, will come to the United States for a program from Feb. 9 to 27, 2015. Applicants must speak English.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invites early-career, English-speaking journalists from Russia’s regions to take part in the “Russia-U.S.

Oct 62014

Pakistani Journalists Make Headlines in U.S. Media

The eleventh group of Pakistani journalists to participate in the U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism returned home recently full of new ideas and fresh perspectives. After four days in Washington, D.C., the journalists spent three weeks at newspapers across the U.S. - from Los Angeles to Tallahassee.

Vietnam-U.S. Reporting Program: Marking Two Decades of U.S.-Vietnamese Relations

Thời hạn nộp đơn đã kết thúc. - The application period has closed

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.

Oct 12014

Five Lessons from the African Story Challenge Bootcamp in Morocco

The African Story Challenge is a US$1 million program of reporting grants to encourage innovative, multimedia storytelling that aims to improve the health and prosperity of Africans. It was launched by former ICFJ Knight Fellow Joseph Wanguru and is run by the African Media Iniative with the support of the International Center for Journalists.

Jul 32014

A Nightmare Turned Beautiful

Most of us have been through travel nightmares that over time have turned into fond memories. Maybe you were lost for hours while in a place where nobody spoke your language, but you ended up making great friends and learned how to live alone. This is what happened with me.

Jun 202014

Being A Fellow

It seemed to be an interesting possibility from the very beginning when I filed the application with the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan. I applied at the last moment of course, as would be expected of me, running off to the general post office in Islamabad and depositing the envelope in person just 10 minutes before the office shut down. Then, I got an interview call. It all seemed surreal, as if it was not happening to me at all.

The idea of going to the United States for the first time and to actually be able to work there for a broadcast media outlet would be no less than a dream for a workaholic like me. The U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism instantly became the highlight of my very happening and fast-developing life.