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Jun 202014

World Cup Coverage Highlights the Importance of Journalists’ Security

The soccer World Cup starts this week in Brazil. As players get in shape and fans stock their refrigerators, news organizations are getting ready to handle the huge logistical challenge of covering such an event. But the Brazilian and foreign journalists who will cover what happens outside the stadiums face a scenario far removed from the excitement of the matches.

In the run-up to the World Cup, activists have held numerous anti-government protests in Brazil’s major cities.

Jun 112014

ICFJ President Barnathan Discusses South to South Innovation at GEN Summit

On June 11, ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan spoke at the Global Editors Network (GEN) conference in Barcelona about how media innovation is spreading throughout the developing world.

Her remarks:

It’s a pleasure to be here in Barcelona at the GEN conference to talk about an important topic: how media innovation spreads around the world.

We generally think of technology transfers going in one direction: from the developed North to the developing South. When we redesigned our Knight International Journalism Fellowships, which foster a culture of news innovation, we anticipated customizing and spreading US technology around the world.

May 302014

Investigative Reporters Exposing Public Health Dangers in Nigeria and Mexico Win Premier International Journalism Award

A Nigerian editor and a Mexican freelance journalist whose investigative reports exposed companies that seriously endangered public health have won the 2014 Knight International Journalism Award, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) announced. The award recognizes outstanding news coverage that makes a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye, the editor of Nigeria’s Sunday Punch newspaper, revealed that a manufacturing plant’s fumes were making its neighbors seriously ill.

This webinar, which was funded by Dow Jones and streamed live on December 17, 2013, is a conversation on digital and mobile security tools and practices. The session was led by Director of the Knight International Journalism Fellowships program Jorge Luis Sierra, a former Knight International Journalism Fellow who developed digital maps to track attacks to journalists and bloggers.

Mar 62014

How Has ICFJ Impacted You?

Program participants and alums: We need your help. In our 30th anniversary year, we are conducting an important survey to measure the work we have done over the past three decades. Did you work with a Knight International Journalism Fellow or use one of their tools? Produce a hard-hitting story thanks to one of our programs? Find an opportunity for professional growth through IJNet? If so, we want to hear from you!

By completing this survey, you'll automatically be entered into a drawing for one of four Amazon gift cards worth $50. The survey will take just five minutes. Thanks for your cooperation!

U.S.-Pakistan Participant Muhammad Ali

Pakistani journalist Muhammad Ali worked at the New York Daily News. Photo by Anthony Delmundo, New York Daily News

Jun 242013

Pakistani Participants Cover Local Culture and Foreign Elections During U.S. Attachments

The most recent group of Pakistani journalists to participate in the U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism has returned home. During their time in the United States, the journalists were placed at news organizations around the country, and they were published extensively by their host newspapers as well as their own.

They covered a wide range of subjects, most notably the groundbreaking elections and democratic transfer of power in Pakistan this May.

India test photo

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