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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

August
15
2022

Why Collaboration is Vital in the Fight Against Disinformation

Disinformation remains a global problem knowing no borders — that isn't news. The key tactic for countering its harmful spread is collaboration among fact-checkers.

Take a case that occurred during our first few months running Factchequeado, a new initiative launched by Chequeado, from Argentina, and Maldita, from Spain, to counter disinformation circulating in Hispanic and Latino communities in the U.S. — which we’re so excited about!

August
11
2022

Jornalistas lançam projetos inovadores para combater a desinformação eleitoral no Brasil

Equipes de jornalistas lançam novas ferramentas e recursos para ajudar os eleitores brasileiros a identificar a desinformação e fazer escolhas mais conscientes durante a campanha eleitoral de 2022 que começa este mês. Os projetos inovadores - desenvolvidos como parte da iniciativa Jogo Limpo - incluem desde um bot de checagem de fatos em vídeo e uma campanha de influenciadores até técnicas de gamificação para atingir os jovens.

August
11
2022

Journalists Launch Innovative Projects to Counter Electoral Disinformation in Brazil

Teams of journalists in Brazil are rolling out new tools and resources to help voters spot disinformation and make more informed choices as the 2022 election cycle kicks off this month. The innovative projects - developed as part of the Jogo Limpo (“Fair Game”) initiative - include everything from a video fact-checking bot and an influencer campaign to gamification techniques for reaching youth.

August
10
2022

Reporting in Closed Societies: A New IJNet Spanish Toolkit

A new resource to support vital reporting in authoritarian contexts is now available for Spanish-speaking journalists and newsrooms. The International Journalists’ Network (IJNet)’s Spanish site has published its Kit de herramientas para reportear en contextos autoritarios, developed under an ICFJ program.

August
5
2022

Arrest of Award-Winning Journalist Puts Guatemalan Press Freedom on the Line

On Friday, July 29, police raided the offices of elPeriódico newspaper in Guatemala, seizing printing equipment, computers and files, and holding several workers in the office overnight. The same day, officers arrested José Rubén Zamora, an internationally renowned journalist and president of elPeriódico, at his home in Guatemala City on charges of “possible money laundering.”  

August
4
2022

New Class of Arthur F. Burns Fellows Begins Transatlantic Exchange Program

Like hundreds of fellows before them, 23 fellows from the United States, Canada and Germany met last week in Washington, D.C., to kick off the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship – a two-month transatlantic exchange program.

August
2
2022

Journalism in Afghanistan Today: An Interview with Samiullah Mahdi

Journalists in Afghanistan for two decades provided the public with vital news and information across a range of independent newspapers, radio stations and TV networks – a media ecosystem that they worked hard to build and strengthen. When the Taliban returned to power in 2021, everything changed in a matter of days.

August
1
2022

ICFJ pide a las autoridades guatemaltecas que liberen de inmediato a José Rubén Zamora

El Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ, por sus siglas en inglés) se une a grupos de libertad de prensa y pro democracia en todo el mundo para condenar el arresto de José Rubén Zamora, un periodista galardonado y de renombre internacional, presidente del periódico elPeriódico en Guatemala.

August
1
2022

ICFJ Calls on Guatemalan Authorities to Immediately Release José Rubén Zamora

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) joins press freedom and pro-democracy groups worldwide in strongly condemning the arrest of José Rubén Zamora, an internationally renowned, award-winning journalist and president of elPeriódico newspaper in Guatemala.

July
27
2022

Spanish-Language Podcast Aims to 'Fill the Gap' in Health News for U.S. Latinos

Even before the launch of her Spanish-language podcast, Salud, an enterprising journalist in Boston has attracted support from the city’s public health commission for a second season.