Liberia is taking steps towards greater press freedom through media sustainability, according to Knight International Journalism Fellow Luisa Handem Piette. Recent improvements in legislation encourage free reporting, but bolstering media sustainability remains pivotal. Piette, with support from UNESCO and ICFJ, brings together media owners and journalists in monthly exchanges to formulate plans for increased private investment in Liberian media, with promising results.
An ICFJ exchange program for Pakistani and U.S. journalists is having one key impact: Stereotypes are going by the wayside fast. After working in U.S. newsrooms around the country, Pakistani reporters said that personal interactions with Americans helped to dispel many myths. They discovered that Americans do care deeply about family and that Muslims have a voice in U.S. society. "I had so many stereotypes when I came here," said one participant. "Would you believe that all the stereotypes have gone?
With its focus on global environmental issues, NationalGeographic.com is highlighting a digital map launched by Knight International Journalism Fellow Gustavo Faleiros, including the use of layered filters that can help data journalists track the effects of forest fires, deforestation and extractive industries like mining.
Finding the information you need on the web can be challenging enough. But most journalists have no idea how to then extract or export that information in a way that they can use. Knight International Journalism Fellow Sandra Crucianelli is working to change all that. As part of her fellowship, Crucianelli is creating tools to help Argentine reporters collect, analyze and visualize data for investigative stories.
Growing up in a village in rural Indonesia, a young boy by the name of Alim dreamed of one day owning his own TV. He never imagined he'd be the head of a broadcast news operation that reports on indigenous issues and serves as a voice for people who have never really had one before.
ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan and Vice President of Development Vjollca Shtylla traveled to China to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Tsinghua University's School of Journalism. ICFJ's Global Business Journalism program is in its fifth year there.
There is so much information available on the Internet these days that finding the one nugget you're looking for can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. Knight International Journalism Fellow Sandra Crucianelli specializes in digital resources and data journalism. In a blog post for IJNet she offers tips for navigating the web to find the information you need most.