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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

October
3
2022

Tips for Reporting on Gun Violence

During a recent ICFJ Global Crisis Reporting Forum webinar entitled “Gun Violence and How to Report on It,” Abené Clayton, a lead reporter for The Guardian U.S. series, Guns and Lies, which looks at community gun violence in California, provided tools and guidance on how journalists can improve their coverage. 

October
3
2022

Disinformation Targeting U.S. Latino Communities is Widespread. Here's Why.

Did Spanish-language mis- and disinformation about the virus, which circulated largely unchecked, contribute to the high incidence of COVID-19 infection in Latino communities? Did social media play a role? Latino communities tend to use platforms like YouTube, Facebook and WhatsApp to inform themselves more than the average U.S. population, as they often don’t trust or feel represented by traditional media. 

The reality is, we know less about mis- and disinformation targeting Latino communities in the U.S. than we would like to, and there is almost no research on its impacts.    

September
30
2022

ICFJ and The Self-Investigation launch "Resilience" Mental Health Program for Arabic-Speaking Journalists


To adopt healthier work practices that can sustain journalists' well-being, ICFJ is launching a new resilience program for Arabic-speaking journalists under the auspices of the ICFJ Pamela Howard Forum on Global Crisis Reporting. The initiative aims to shed light on the importance of mental health and well-being for workers in the media industry and provide crucial resources in Arabic for journalists. It kicks off October 10 to mark World Mental Health Day and will run through the end of November. You can register for the first session here.

September
27
2022

ICFJ Stands With Nigerian Journalist Kiki Mordi Against Unrelenting Misogynistic Attacks

The International Center for Journalists stands with multi award-winning investigative journalist and documentarian Kiki Mordi, who is facing escalating online violence laced with gendered disinformation designed to discredit and silence her.

September
23
2022

News Innovators Explore the Internet’s Next Frontier

Media Party in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is not your usual journalism conference – it’s the largest gathering of self-described journalism and tech nerds in Latin America. That’s what made it the perfect place for ICFJ’s Leap Innovation Lab to sponsor talks, workshops and a hackathon on whether the next generation of web technologies – Web3 – hold hope or hype for journalism.

September
20
2022

Conectando comunidades indígenas com redações brasileiras

Uma nova iniciativa do Centro Internacional para Jornalistas (ICFJ na sigla em inglês) vai fomentar reportagem in loco sobre desmatamento e conflito na Amazônia, utilizando tecnologia móvel para amplificar vozes locais em nível nacional. A iniciativa se baseia em um projeto de impacto apoiado pelo ICFJ na Indonésia.

September
20
2022

Connecting Indigenous Communities With Newsrooms to Spotlight Environmental Devastation in Brazil

A new initiative from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will foster on-the-ground reporting about deforestation and conflict in the Amazon, leveraging mobile technology to amplify local voices at a national level. This builds on an already impactful ICFJ-backed project in Indonesia.

September
15
2022

How News Outlets in Egypt, Venezuela and Beyond are ‘Elevating’ their Businesses

In just five months, the first cohort of news leaders taking part in Elevate, ICFJ’s news business hub, have been hard at work. And it shows.

Some have already updated their business plans and redesigned their workflows. Others have examined their organizations’ value add and reviewed their profit and loss statements to determine their north stars. 

September
2
2022

Under fire in Guatemala, independent media forges ahead

In a recent ICFJ event held in partnership with the Committee to Protect Journalists, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Inter American Press Association, leading journalists from across Central America discussed José Rubén Zamora’s arrest, attacks on press freedom in Guatemala and the greater region, and what can be done to help. 

August
31
2022

As the War Against Ukraine Rages On, ICFJ Helps Media Provide Vital News

Last week, we marked a sad milestone – six months since Russia launched its brutal invasion of Ukraine.

By all accounts, this will be a long war. And the role of journalists in Ukraine and other affected countries will only grow more essential. ICFJ will provide grants to help some of these journalists reveal the truth to people in the region about everything from Russian war crimes and disinformation to environmental devastation to the plight of refugees.

With backing from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and donors to ICFJ’s It Takes a Journalist campaign,  we are offering grants to journalists, media outlets and tech innovators to carry out projects that bring important news to audiences in dire need of accurate information. We received more than 120 applications for support, and we are giving out a dozen grants, outlined below.