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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

October
18
2021

Towards an Early Warning System for Violence Against Women Journalists

The International Center for Journalists’ (ICFJ) “trailblazing” research into online violence has led to a grant from the UK Government to work on an early warning system to help detect, predict, and ultimately prevent violence against women journalists.

October
15
2021

Tips for Reporting on Vaccines, Hesitancy and Misinformation

The distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in many parts of the world has given people hope that we may finally be nearing the pandemic’s end. There have been, however, mixed reactions to the immunizations, influenced by an abundance of misinformation.

October
13
2021

Journalists Create Media Resources with a Latin American Perspective

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, the ICFJ Digital Path to Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Latin America (ECA) program pivoted to an online model. Latin American journalists selected for the program participated in a virtual orientation and embedded with U.S. newsrooms remotely. As a new offering for this pandemic format of the program, participants also received seed funding and mentorship for their proposed projects. 

October
8
2021

ICFJ Knight Award Winner, Leading Russian Editor Win Nobel Peace Prize

Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia today were named laureautes of the prestigious prize, “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace."

October
6
2021

Journalism's Future is Collaborative, and It's Here

I am delighted and humbled to take the reins of the International Center for Journalists as president. Delighted because journalism is my passion, my calling, and I am extremely fortunate to work in the field that I love. Humbled to succeed the amazing Joyce Barnathan and the legacy she has built over the last 15 years. I’m also humbled because, as you know, the news media is in the midst of an unprecedented upheaval, an upending of how journalists do their work. We are witnessing disruption everywhere: from story inception to editing to dissemination ​​– as well as how people pay, or don’t pay, for their news. 

October
6
2021

Meet ICFJ’s New President: Sharon Moshavi

Ask Sharon Moshavi how she describes herself, and the first answer you hear is not “president” or “nonprofit executive,” but something simpler: journalist.

Before joining the International Center for Journalists in 2007, and taking the reins as president last month, Moshavi spent more than 15 years working as a reporter, including more than a decade as an international correspondent. “I still identify as a journalist, and with journalists,” she says. “My passion now is to support them as much as possible.”  

October
1
2021

New Hub Offers Support for Journalists Facing Online Violence

For the majority of women working in the news industry today, weathering online attacks has become an ugly reality of the job. Nearly three-quarters of the 714 women journalists who responded to a global ICFJ-UNESCO survey said they had experienced online violence in their professional capacity. And it is an escalating problem.

October
1
2021

Tips to Help Journalists Protect Themselves Online

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is connecting journalists with health experts and newsroom leaders through a webinar series on COVID-19. The series is part of our ICFJ Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum — a project with our International Journalists’ Network (IJNet).

In today’s digital world, safety isn’t just

October
1
2021

These 7 Media Projects Shine in the 2020-21 IJNet Arabic Mentoring Center


From the Maghreb to the Levant and in between, our 2020-21 mentees innovated to improve the sustainability of their projects, helping contribute to a more vibrant media climate in the region.
September
23
2021

What It Takes To Build a Community of Purpose for Journalists

The Forum was ICFJ’s first community engagement project, and it just won the 2021 ONA Community Award. Here’s how we did it.