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.

Oct 292015

How an ICFJ Program Led to Quality Journalism and so Much More

For a pair of reporters, participating in a program with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) didn’t just change the course of their careers. It altered the rest of their lives.

Katherine Iorio

Photo courtesy of Katherine Iorio.

Dec 312014

ICFJ VP of Programs on Jailed Al Jazeera Journalists, State of Free Press in Egypt

During a panel discussion marking the one-year anniversary of the imprisonment of three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt, ICFJ Vice President of Programs Patrick Butler emphasized the importance of freedom of the press in Egypt and around the world.

Al Jazeera’s Bahar Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste were arrested in Cairo on Dec. 29, 2013 after interviewing members of the Muslim Brotherhood, an opposition group banned in Egypt shortly after Gen. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s takeover.

Feb 242014

Governments Must “Step Up and Speak Out” on Behalf of Al Jazeera Journalists

In a live interview on Al Jazeera English Thursday, ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan said that to secure the release of several Al Jazeera reporters arrested in Egypt, governments “have to step up and speak out.” Unless officials express outrage at the arrests and “put some teeth in it,” the country’s crackdown on civil society will continue to snowball, she said.


Yehia Ghanem (left) was convicted in Egypt's NGO trial along with four others working for ICFJ.

Dec 192013

Crackdown in Egypt: Lessons Learned by the International Center For Journalists

This piece was originally published on the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)'s website.

Some moments in history seem ideal for helping the media to develop. Right before and after the Arab Spring, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) saw tremendous opportunity to help Egyptian journalists produce investigative pieces and to train bloggers and other citizen journalists and link them with mainstream media.

Unlocking the Economic Potential of Digital Media

Nearly 250 journalists from the Middle East and North Africa learned to use digital tools for public-service journalism in a four-year program.

The Professional Fellows program is open for professional and citizen journalists, media business managers, digital media entrepreneurs and technologists from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The accepted fellows will be asked to create media business models that harness the power of digital tools to generate sustainable new revenue. They will be matched with expert U.S.

In an interview on Al Jazeera, Butler says ICFJ work in Egypt is solely focused on raising journalistic standards.

Mar 82012

The Crisis in Egypt is Not Over

Dear Friends of ICFJ,

Now that the U.S. employees of the NGOs indicted in Egypt are out of the country, many Americans think the crisis there is over. That couldn’t be further from the truth. The International Center for Journalists has two Egyptian employees facing criminal charges that could land them in jail for five years.