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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

June
3
2021

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

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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

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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.

June
1
2021

#HoldTheLine Coalition Welcomes Reprieve For Maria Ressa, Demands All Other Charges and Cases Be Dropped

The #HoldTheLine Coalition welcomes a Manila court’s decision to dismiss the second criminal cyberlibel charge brought against celebrated American-Filipino journalist Maria Ressa but demands the immediate withdrawal of all other charges and cases filed against Ressa and her news website Rappler.

May
26
2021

ICFJ Knight Awards to Honor Brazilian Fact-Checker and Czech Investigative Reporter

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The International Center for Journalists will present its 2021 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Awards to Natália Leal, a Brazilian fact-checker who debunked deadly misinformation in that pandemic-ravaged country, and to Pavla Holcová, a Czech reporter who courageously carried on an investigation after the murder of a fellow journalist.

May
19
2021

How Journalists Are Helping Tell the Stories of Refugees Amid the Pandemic

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Reporters in the International Center for Journalists’ (ICFJ) network have exposed sexual abuse of women refugees in Egypt, covered medicine shortages for migrants in Morroco, and reported on children exploited as beggars in Iraq during the pandemic. Their in-depth reports are part of a joint initiative with ICFJ and the Facebook Journalism Project supporting journalists as they shine a light on the experiences of refugees amid a global health crisis.

May
13
2021

UNESCO-ICFJ Study Focuses Global Attention on Online Violence Against Women Journalists

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Our new research is drawing much-needed attention to the escalating scourge of online violence against women journalists, as major news outlets across the world report on the findings, and women journalists share details of the abuse they face. ICFJ conducted the study, which was commissioned and published by UNESCO.

May
12
2021

Key Takeaways for Covering Obesity During COVID-19

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People with obesity are suffering more and dying at higher rates from COVID-19, according to a report released by the World Obesity Federation in March. This makes obesity a high-risk factor, similar to other comorbidities such as diabetes and heart disease. 

May
12
2021

Nigerian and Congolese Journalists Win 2021 Michael Elliott Award for Stories Exposing Child Neglect and Child Labor

Zainab Bala, a broadcast reporter who exposed pernicious child neglect in Nigeria, and Bernadette Vivuya, a multimedia journalist who uncovered child labor in mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are the 2021 winners of the Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. A distinguished panel of judges selected the winners from among 130 applicants.

April
29
2021

How Disinformation and Hate Fuel Online Attacks Against Women Journalists

Vicious online violence that seeks to silence women journalists and discredit their reporting is a growing problem – and one that is often tied to orchestrated disinformation campaigns, new research shows. Because of their race, sexual orientation and religion, some women face even more frequent and vitriolic attacks.

April
15
2021

Bill Whitaker of “60 Minutes” and Anne Applebaum of The Atlantic to Receive Top Journalism Awards

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will award top honors this year to Bill Whitaker, a longtime correspondent for CBS News and “60 Minutes,” and Anne Applebaum, staff writer for The Atlantic and a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian.