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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

July
27
2021

Two New Laws Intensify the Crackdown on Journalists in Nicaragua

The crackdown on press freedom continues to escalate in Nicaragua under Daniel Ortega’s leftist regime, as it tightens its grip on the country ahead of November elections. Aliza Appelbaum, an ICFJ senior program director, and Luis Botello, deputy vice president of new initiatives and impact, updated ICFJ on the situation facing journalists there.

July
19
2021

Tips for Visual Storytelling as a Cartoonist

From overwhelming statistics to devastating headlines, many reporters have faced burnout from the stress of reporting on COVID-19. Among the many forms of media that journalists have produced during the pandemic, however, one comes as a source of relief and, at times, even humor: editorial cartoons. 

July
13
2021

How a News Startup in Brazil Restructured for Growth

When Brazilian media outlet Ponte Jornalismo launched, the team behind it was thinking exclusively about journalism. As Fausto Salvadori, one of the organization’s co-founders said, the endeavor started with the idea of using communication as a “tool to fight for human rights.
July
12
2021

Reporting on Malnutrition During the Pandemic? Here’s Some Helpful Information.

Increased unemployment rates and frequent lockdowns during the pandemic have limited families’ access to food markets. These two factors, among others, have led to an increase in food insecurity and negatively impacted people’s health. 

June
28
2021

New Program to Equip Journalists of Color to Build a Professional Brand and Enhance Digital Skills

Journalists from underrepresented communities across the United States will develop a stronger public profile, learn new audience engagement strategies on social media platforms, and understand how to better build trust with their audiences, as part of a new initiative by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the National Association

June
24
2021

ICFJ’s Not-So-Secret Weapon: Our Unparalleled Global Network

Over 37 years, ICFJ has built a network of journalists unmatched anywhere in the world. They are the real stars of our work -- the investigative journalists who reveal corruption, the innovators who create digital tools to reach isolated audiences, the entrepreneurs who bravely launch media outlets in countries with repressive regimes, and so many more.

June
20
2021

IJNet and Facebook Journalism Project Launch a Toolkit for Reporting on Refugee Communities

On the occasion of World Refugee Day, The Facebook Journalism Project and ICFJ’s International Journalists’ Network (IJNet) are pleased to launch a media toolkit for Reporting on Refugee Communities in both Arabic and English. This comprehensive toolkit will act as a resource for journalists covering refugee stories by identifying ways to avoid stereotypical narratives.

June
15
2021

#HoldTheLine Coalition Launches Mask Campaign in Support of Maria Ressa

Journalists, human rights activists and other free press advocates are rallying behind pioneering journalist Maria Ressa, who was convicted of criminal cyberlibel one year ago today and faces a slew of additional charges aimed at silencing her and independent journalism in the Philippines.

June
3
2021

Using Social Media, ‘Science Pulse’ Helps Journalists Find COVID-19 Experts and Key Trends

Journalists in Brazil, Latin America and beyond are using an innovative new tool launched by an ICFJ Knight Fellow to combat misinformation and better report on the pandemic. Science Pulse, which makes it easier for reporters to find scientific experts and content, is the only tool of its kind designed expressly for journalists.

June
2
2021

ICFJ, Hampton University Team Up to Offer Students Opportunities in the Field of International Journalism

The International Center for Journalists and the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC) at Hampton University have forged a new partnership designed to help students succeed in international journalism careers. The new partnership, which includes an internship program, aims to provide equitable opportunities for underrepresented communities in the field.