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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

November
9
2018

ICFJ Honorees Call on Journalists to Stand Together Amid Global Threats

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Last night, at the ICFJ Awards Dinner, we highlighted the tremendous impact of intrepid journalists at this ominous moment. The honorees found innovative ways to keep information flowing in these hard times and shed light on important global issues – from corruption to modern-day slavery. Above all, they delivered a consistent message: Journalists need to stand together at a time of unsettling threats and clampdowns on a free press.

November
9
2018

ICFJ's "It Takes a Journalist" Campaign Highlights Vital Role Journalists Play in Society

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A new public awareness campaign to highlight the tremendous impact of journalists around the world was launched at the International Center for Journalists’ annual Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C.

November
9
2018

Groundbreaking Philippine Editor Challenges Tech Giants to Protect the Public Sphere

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Maria Ressa, whose trailblazing news site is under constant threat for speaking truth to power in her native Philippines, says social media giants that have been used to spread lies have a responsibility to protect the public sphere.

November
9
2018

ICFJ Award Winner: “Today, in Venezuela, Information Is Criminalized.”

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Joseph Poliszuk, a media innovator whose online news site has exposed rampant corruption in Venezuela, says the government has criminalized information and is prosecuting journalists as the country slides deeper into economic and political chaos.

November
9
2018

CNN’s Elbagir Warns that Journalists Worldwide Face a ‘Contagion of Impunity’

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CNN correspondent Nima Elbagir, whose reports shed light on humanitarian crises such as child labor and modern-day slavery, says journalists who are privileged to have major platforms for their work must never forget colleagues around the world who do not.

November
9
2018

NYT Chairman Urges Journalists to Stand Up for Media Freedom

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The chairman of The New York Times Company says journalists and their supporters must stand up for media freedom in the face of widespread attacks around the world.

November
8
2018

ICFJ Knight Fellowships to Promote Global Exchange of Journalism Best Practices With $5 Million in New Support From Knight Foundation

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will expand its work connecting global journalism leaders with U.S. news organizations through its signature Knight Fellowships program with a new $5 million, five-year investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

October
31
2018

Fact-Checking Zimbabwe’s Election: How Online Misinformation Was Tracked During Zimbabwe’s Long-Awaited Vote

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When Zimbabwe held its long-awaited presidential election earlier this year, a group of fact-checkers were ready to track fake news and misinformation spread on social media and elsewhere during the tense voting to replace Robert Mugabe.

October
22
2018

Khashoggi: A Commitment to Defusing Crises Through Better Journalism

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As the gruesome details of the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi trickle out, I am horrified beyond words. That a critic of the Saudi regime could be brutally dismembered in a consulate in Istanbul seems too savage to contemplate in 2018.

October
18
2018

A New Partnership with Facebook Will Help Latin American Media Excel in Video Journalism

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Argentine and Chilean media outlets are strengthening their video strategies and storytelling through a new program from Facebook and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). Each of the 25 participating newsrooms will receive expert mentorship and a $25,000 grant to build the capacity of their digital video teams.