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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

June
30
2022

Women Journalists Making Change in the Newsroom and Beyond

Catherine Gicheru is very familiar with glass ceilings, and how to break them.

She became the first woman news editor of the Nation Media Group, later serving as the founding editor of The Star in Kenya. That’s when Catherine first joined the ICFJ network, as one of a cohort of top news editors we brought to the U.S. to learn from their peer newsrooms. 

June
29
2022

Covering COVID-19’s Impact on Marginalized Communities

A cross-border team of journalists shone a light on rural healthcare in Ecuador, the United States and Zimbabwe, while another reporting duo surfaced how Latinas with disabilities navigated the pandemic, in stories supported by the ICFJ-Hearst Foundations Global Health Crisis Reporting Grant.

June
29
2022

Shutdown Order Against Rappler Must Be Revoked Immediately

The Hold the Line Coalition condemns the historic shutdown order against Rappler approved by the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this week. By reinforcing an earlier decision to revoke Rappler’s certificates of incorporation, the ruling effectively confirms the shuttering of the independent news outlet. 

June
23
2022

Resource in Four Languages Will Help Journalists, Content Creators Improve Video Skills

An engaging new resource to improve video storytelling skills is now available for journalists and other content creators. The International Journalists’ Network (IJNet) has published a Mobile Journalism Toolkit, which was developed by cross-platform video publishing company Seen in partnership with ICFJ and Meta Journalism Project.
June
23
2022

Conheça os Projetos Inovadores de “Jogo Limpo” que Ajudarão no Combate à Desinformação Eleitoral no Brasil

Equipes de seis organizações de notícias foram selecionadas para receber fundos e mentoria no desenvolvimento de projetos que combatem a desinformação antes das eleições de outubro no Brasil. Os projetos fazem parte do Jogo Limpo, iniciativa do Centro Internacional para Jornalistas com apoio do YouTube Brasil.

June
23
2022

Meet the “Jogo Limpo” Teams Developing Innovative Ways to Fight Electoral Disinformation in Brazil

Teams from six news organizations have been selected to receive funds and mentorship for projects that combat misinformation in the lead up to Brazil’s October elections. The projects are part of Jogo Limpo (“Fair Game”), an initiative run by the International Center for Journalists and supported by YouTube Brazil.

June
16
2022

From Brazil to Togo: How ICFJ Community Managers Are Strengthening Journalism in Their Regions

This community could not have been built without our driven, all-star t team of community managers and moderators overseeing our five language fora – in Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Beyond managing the five fora, these journalists are increasingly being recognized as international leaders as they build our community on a regional and global level. 
June
13
2022

Tackling Deepfakes in Journalism

As manipulated media becomes more prevalent, journalists will need to be able to identify its many different forms, and educate their audiences about it. Deepfakes are among the more prominent examples of manipulated media today, said Sam Gregory, program director for WITNESS, an organization that uses video and technology to defend human rights, during a recent two-part ICFJ Global Crisis Reporting Forum webinar.
June
9
2022

Journalists from Cameroon and Morocco Win 2022 Michael Elliott Award for Stories Exposing Climate Change Impacts in Africa

A journalist who spotlighted the devastating effects of an invasive plant on Cameroon’s Lake Ossa and another who chronicled how rising temperatures in his Moroccan hometown have prompted mass migration are the 2022 winners of the Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. Through compelling reporting and writing, the journalists illuminated the toll of climate change on people and their livelihoods. 

June
8
2022

IJNet Arabic's Mentoring Center for MENA Startups Opens for its Ninth Year

Are you a journalist based in the Middle East and North Africa? Are you eager to develop your own news media startup in a sustainable way? We have good news for you: Our IJNet Arabic Mentoring Center is now accepting applications for its ninth year and it's quite easy to apply. Just click here.