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Aug 102015

ICFJ Knight Roundup: Code For Africa In New York, Violence Against Mexican Journalists

Each week as part of the Knight International Media Innovators blog, the ICFJ Knight team will round up stories focused on how their fellows are making an impact in the field. Find out more about the fellows' projects by clicking here.

Covering the Fight to Eradicate Malaria: A Fellowship for U.S. and Global Journalists

Please note that the trip dates are now Nov. 1-7, 2015.

Malaria kills roughly 584,000 people a year, predominantly children under the age of five, even though it's a treatable and preventable disease. Malaria is the deadliest and costliest disease in human history, and one of the few major global diseases that we can end in our lifetime.

Many governments and foundations are spending millions of dollars to fight malaria, and the result has been historic progress against the disease.

Jul 162015

ICFJ Knight Roundup: The Human Cost of African Mining, Tracking Argentine Elections

Each week as part of the Knight International Media Innovators blog, the ICFJ Knight team will round up stories focused on how their fellows are making an impact in the field. Find out more about the fellows' projects by clicking here.

Tracking election campaigns in Argentina, the dirt on industrial mining in Africa, drones banned in Kenya and more from the Knight Fellows in this week's roundup.

Jul 142015

The Promise and Perils of Drone Journalism

In January, CNN and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reached an agreement to test the use of drones in reporting. This announcement came in the face of federal regulations banning the use of drones for commercial purposes. In the same month, Kenya banned civilian drone use.

From restrictive laws to societal stigma, drone journalists face many challenges in reporting with this innovative technology.

Charleston Dismantle Hate

A candlelight vigil is held in Madison, Wis. in honor of the victims of the Charleston shooting.

Jun 252015

Charleston Tragedy Touches Former ICFJ Knight Fellow

The author is a former ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow who taught newswriting and copyediting to young reporters at the Independent Newspapers Group in South Africa in 1997. He is also a former New York Daily News columnist.

This post originally appeared in the Daily News and is republished with permission.

Charleston

Flowers are placed outside Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., where nine churchgoers were killed.

Jun 52015

Twenty-two outstanding reporters selected for 2015 Arthur F. Burns Fellowship

Washington, DC – Twelve German journalists, eight reporters from the U.S. and two media professionals from Canada have been selected for the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship.

The prestigious program, now in its 28th year, offers highly skilled journalists from both sides of the Atlantic the opportunity to travel and report from each other’s countries. Through this exchange, participants learn and share professional skills with one another, and gain experience working abroad as “foreign correspondents” for their home news organizations.

Global: Bolstering Digital Security and Data Privacy for Journalists around the World

Knight International Journalism Fellow Jorge Luis Sierra is creating digital tools and working with journalists and media organizations to enhance their safety and improve the security of their work.

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.

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