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Oct 252011

Pakistan: Reverse Culture Shock?

The glorious, several hundred feet tall minaret of Khalid Masjid, in one of Lahore’s peaceful residential areas, looks over a courtyard that once used to be a calm parking space for the namazi (prayer men). But today, it is populated by armed watchmen, posted in different corners of the mosque like flagpoles. The place still appears ‘calm’ (read quiet), but the presence of guards with their double-barreled guns pointed in the air and the sight of barricades at entry and exit points is menacing, to say the least.

ICFJ's interns take on challenging assignments to ensure that programs are of the highest quality. The program honors ICFJ's late former Executive Vice President Whayne Dillehay.

Unilever Journalism Exchange Program for Journalists from Ghana

Samuel Kwaku Agyemang of Metropolitan Television (Metro TV) in Accra participated in the 2011 Unilever Journalism Exchange Program for journalists from Ghana. Agyemang was named the Best Journalist of the Year in Ghana in 2009.

Bringing Home the World: International Reporting Fellowship Program for Minority Journalists

The Bringing Home the World Fellowship helps U.S.-based minority journalists cover compelling yet under-reported international stories, increasing the diversity of voices in global news. The program helps level the playing field and redress the inequality minority journalists often face by giving them the opportunity to report from overseas and advance their careers.

In previous years, fellows have produced 179 stories, enriching their communities with new perspectives on global issues.

Lideres Digitales: Creating a New Generation of Spanish-Language Multimedia Trainers

Líderes Digitales launched in March 2011 with a four-week online course on multimedia journalism for a group of U.S.-based Hispanic journalists.

Turkish - Armenian - American Journalist Exchange Program

ICFJ brought together media professionals from Armenia, Turkey and the United States to introduce to them new skills and help develop professional relationships and partnerships that helped all parties better understand—and work with—one another.

U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism

"This program is possibly the most important we have in Pakistan, really interesting to see America through their eyes, makes me proud to be an American and hopeful about Pakistan." -- Dr. Stephen P. Cohen; Sr. Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies Program, The Brookings Institution

A multi-year program will bring 230 Pakistani media professionals to the United States and send 70 U.S. journalists to Pakistan.

The 2008 Professional Development Program for Editors from Macedonia

Macedonian editor Katerina Blazhevska interviews Daniel Fried

The International Center for Journalists administered a ten-day intensive professional development program for five senior editors from Macedonia from late October to early November.

Focusing on topics such as investigative journalism, media convergence, journalism ethics, and newsroom management, the group visited major U.S. news organizations like The Washington Post, NPR, USA Today, Bloomberg News, ProPublica and CBS Evening News. The group also met experts on foreign affairs and U.S.

The California Clean Air Workshop (III)

Air pollution has a heavy impact on the Hispanic, Asian, African-American, and other minority communities in California. Our 2008 workshop, the third in a series, focused on pollution in the San Joaquin Valley.

Iran 360˚ Conference: Exploring Politics, Economics and Society in a Global Hot Spot

A two-day conference was held in the Airlie Conference Center in Virginia for more than 20 invited American journalists from print, radio, television and online media throughout the country. Iran experts were invited to share their views via panel discussions, speeches and Q&A sessions. The conference was divided into three modules - social, economic, and political.