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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

November
8
2019

ICFJ Honorees Fight for Journalism that Defends the Truth in Divisive Times

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Last night, at ICFJ’s 35th Anniversary Awards Dinner, we celebrated outstanding journalists who speak truth to power and have great impact. The honorees challenged journalists to fight corruption, speak up for the powerless and stand up to those who seek to distort the truth. 

November
8
2019

Serbian Journalist: Undermining The Media Is First Step In Dismantling Democracy

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Serbia is a good case study for understanding how autocrats can take over a democracy, said investigative journalist Stevan Dojčinović as he accepted the Knight International Journalism Award from the International Center for Journalists.

November
8
2019

Kenyan Broadcast Journalist Is Changing The World “One Story At A Time”

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Kenyan TV reporter Rose Wangui doesn’t shy away from taboo subjects. She has  tackled topics such as sexual bondage of young girls, violence against Kenyan women workers overseas, and squalid school conditions where children lack even desks or pencils.

November
8
2019

CBS's Palmer: International Reporting A “Powerful Weapon” Against Those Who Seek To Divide Us

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Strong international reporting is one of the most powerful weapons against “dog-whistle populism” and politicians who work to divide people into “us” and “them,” said CBS News senior foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer.

November
8
2019

Marty Baron Urges Journalists To Be “Unshakably Committed To Our Mission” Despite Attacks

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Journalists have no alternative but to push back against those who cynically distort the truth in the service of political ambition, said Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron as he accepted a top award from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). 

October
15
2019

ICFJ Survey: Journalists Worldwide are Embracing Technology to Tackle Daunting Challenges

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Journalists around the world are increasingly turning to digital technology to help address daunting challenges such as the spread of misinformation and growing attacks on reporters, according to the International Center for Journalists’ 2019 survey of the State of Technology in Global Newsrooms. 

September
26
2019

A New Era of Journalism: How Reporters are Joining Forces in a Time of Crisis

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Reporters are not usually known as joiners. More often than not, they are loners, truth seekers, who do their homework, ask the hard questions and present the facts as they see them. But with our field under siege, we are witnessing a new era of journalism as reporters join forces to combat worldwide attacks against a free press. 

September
23
2019

Cuatro Organizaciones Fronterizas Reciben Subvenciones para Periodismo de Investigación

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El Centro Internacional de para Periodistas ha dado Subvenciones para Fortalecer Capacidades de Investigación a tres medios de comunicación independientes y a una organización de la sociedad civil quienes trabajan en la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México. Las subvenciones ayudarán a las organizaciones a proporcionar investigaciones detalladas sobre corrupción, transparencia y otros asuntos desafiantes en la región fronteriza que comparten ambos países.

September
23
2019

Four Border Organizations Receive Grants to Strengthen Investigative Journalism Capacity

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The International Center for Journalists has awarded organizational reporting grants to three independent media outlets and a civil society organization working at the U.S.-Mexico border. The grants will help these organizations conduct in-depth reporting on corruption, transparency and other challenging issues vital to both countries.

September
13
2019

To Prepare for Misinformation in U.S. Elections, Experts Urge Watching Trends in India and Brazil

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Misinformation trends in countries like India and Brazil can be bellwethers for problems the United States is likely to experience in the 2020 elections and beyond. That was the warning from ICFJ-affiliated panelists at the opening session of the Online News Association’s conference in New Orleans.