Middle East

The use of digital tools in public service reporting

Due to the recent development in Egypt, the online course on the use of digital tools in public service reporting has been postponed until further notice. Meanwhile, there are some slots left for applicants from Jordan and Lebanon. To apply, click here.

NewsU International launches online multimedia course in Persian

Persian-language journalists interested in learning more about new media can enroll in a free online course.

Branding for media professionals

As a part of the Unlocking the Economic Potential of Digital Media program, the International Center for Journalists organized a six-week online course on January 15, 2015 entitled "Branding for media professionals." The online course, created especially for this program, aimed to teach the 29 participants how to use digital tools to build their "brands" or promote their enterprises by cultivating an image or reputation.

Sherry Ricchiardi talks about codes of ethic. Photo credit: Frank S. Folwell.

Sherry Ricchiardi talks about codes of ethic. Photo credit: Frank S. Folwell.

Feb 22016

Syrian journalist, an ICFJ Anywhere veteran, creates magazine

By H.J. Cummins

Starting a magazine is an ambitious project at any time. But, as chance would have it, Syrian journalist Nahed Al Ali launched hers in the midst of the “Arab Spring.”

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Nahed Al Ali

Nahed Al Ali

Feb 22016

Airing the economic harm of sexual harassment, Egypt journalist honored

Five Mideast journalists win latest round of “Digital Gateway” program

By Daniel Lynx Bernard

The International Center for Journalists has honored five journalists from the Middle East and North Africa for excellence in using digital technology for public-service journalism. The honorees under the program “Building a Digital Gateway to Better Lives” used multimedia on the web to examine sexual harassment in Egypt, illegal drugs in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, the sterilization of mentally disabled girls in Jordan, and the growing water crisis in Yemen.

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Amr Eleraqi of Egypt is a senior editor with MBC television and co-founder of the Free Media Center. Photo by Safie Eddeen Atef

Amr Eleraqi of Egypt is a senior editor with MBC television and co-founder of the Free Media Center. Photo by Safie Eddeen Atef

May 122014

Arab Reporters Tackle Corruption, Human Trafficking In Multimedia “Boot Camps”

Journalist Jamil Al-Jaadabi was lost in a sea of data as he investigated how Yemeni cabinet ministers were spending public money for private travel. But at an International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) “boot camp” in Jordan on using digital tools for public-service journalism, Al-Jaadabi learned not only how to organize the data but also how to present it in a compelling visualization that got immediate attention when he published it online in Yemen.

His story revealed rampant corruption among ministers who routinely used public funds to pay for personal trips.