When the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) sent longtime journalist Arul Louis to boost reporting on climate change in India, he knew he faced a challenge. In the media of India, one of the developing world’s biggest and fastest growing economies, the topic of climate change has rarely bubbled to the surface.
“Le debo la vida a mi marido y a Elena, que fue mi ayuda incondicional sin conocerme personalmente sino sólo por teléfono”, admitió satisfecha Emilce Cuevas, sentada en una pequeña salita de la filial santafesina de Lalcec (Liga Argentina de Lucha contra el Cáncer), junto a su presidenta, Elena de Ropolo.
The occasion was historic, the scene was big and players were dynamic. That’s what is imprinted in my mind after covering the elections for 44th President of the United States of America during my recent visit to the United States under the joint auspices of State Department and International Center for Journalists (ICFJ).
Eminent New York Times foreign correspondent, John F. Burns, who on Wednesday received ICFJ's 2008 Founders Award, spoke of his deep and abiding respect for America, a country that uses its military and political might “mainly for good.”
The 2008 US election was indeed a momentous occasion. The moment it was announced that Democratic contender in the election campaign Senator Barack Obama was the new President of the United States, I was reminded about my country’s Independence 18 years ago.
Writing about my experience of participating in this year’s U.S. elections as a journalist has been one of the hardest assignments to undertake. Not that it is hard in itself but because almost everything -- the confirmation that I would myself be this close to the campaigns, the elections, watching the politicians and media coverage, etc.
Jackie Khoury, news director for Radio A-shams in Nazareth, covers Obama rally in Columbia, Missouri on Thursday, October 30. Khoury is one of 48 international journalists taking part in ICFJ’s Elections 2008 Program.