A Digital Path to Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Latin America - 2018

We are now accepting applications for the spring 2018 program. Please click here to apply now. Applications for the spring 2018 program will close on November 13, 2017.

In 2018, the International Center for Journalists will continue to expand its network of digital journalists, technologists and media entrepreneurs from Latin America as part of the “Digital Path to Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Latin America” program.

Jun 162014

Seeding Data Journalism in Panama

Across the world, data journalism teams are watering the seeds of data-driven reporting. They're taking on the complex tasks of finding hidden news in tables, databases and other places, and achieving great results.

Since completing my ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellowship last year, I have had the good fortune of helping build several teams.

May 12014

Leading TV station in Panama launches “Yo Informo” to engage voters in election coverage

A new project in Panama is calling on the public to help cover the country's May 4 national elections.

During the campaign, Televisora Nacional (TVN-Channel 2), a leading Panamanian TV station, is using its crowdsourcing platform, called “Yo Informo” (“I Inform”) to surface citizens’ top concerns.

On Election Day, it will use the platform to monitor the polls and ask voters to help spot any election irregularities that may arise.

Laboratorio Electoral, 'Cuida Tu Voto'

El International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) en alianza con el Centro Latinoamericano de Periodismo (CELAP) y CONNECTAS realizaron la actividad Elecciones 3.0: tecnología y participación para la democracia.

Panamá - 'Cuida tu Voto' (2014)

El Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ), en alianza con CONNECTAS y el Centro Latinoamericano de Periodismo (CELAP) realizaron las cuatro actividades previstas para el mes de febrero de 2014 en Panamá en el marco de 'Cuida tu Voto', un proyecto de la Iniciativa de Periodismo de Investigación en las Américas para promover la transparencia y la rendición de cuentas durante los procesos electorales a través de la participación ciudadana, el fortalecimiento del periodismo de investigación y

Talleres ciudadanos en Panamá: 'Cuida tu Voto'

El Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ) en Washington en alianza con CONNECTAS y el Centro Latinoamericano de Periodismo (CELAP) invitaron a jóvenes y miembros de la sociedad civil a dos talleres de participación ciudadana en ciudad de Colón, Panamá, que se llevó a cabo desde el 20 al 22 de marzo. La capacitación se centró en los fundamentos del reporte ciudadano, el proceso electoral en Panamá y herramientas digitales y en línea para fomentar la participación política más allá del sufragio.

Jun 132013

Mobile security must be a priority for journalists

Mobile phones are becoming essential tools for journalists, who use them for interviews, contacting editors and sources, taking photographs and storing important files related to their stories. The devices’ small size, light weight, power and flexibility mean that they rival desktop or laptop computers in utility.

But the features that make a reporter’s phone such a useful tool can also make it an attractive target to governments, hackers and criminals.

May 282013

How Journalists Can Protect Their Computers From Theft

When corrupt officials, companies with conflicts of interest and organized criminals break into the home of a journalist or into the office of a news organization, their primary goal is often to seize computers.

Panama - anniversary cake

The anniversary cake included a familiar logo.