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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

May
28
2024

ICFJ Voices: ‘Kunle Adebajo on the Importance of Covering the Past


For ‘Kunle Adebajo, journalism is about “keeping the important stories in our consciousness, getting justice for those treated unfairly, and setting the records straight for future generations.”
May
24
2024

Longtime ICFJ Partner, New York Times Editor James Greenfield, Dies at 99

When the Iron Curtain crumbled in 1991, James “Jimmy” Greenfield seized a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to advance press freedom in a region long dominated by Soviet propaganda. He launched the Independent Journalism Foundation (IJF), which helped journalists and media outlets in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania provide citizens with uncensored information they could never have gotten during the Cold War.

May
24
2024

ICFJ Welcomes Knight Fellows Alan Soon and Rishad Patel

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is pleased to announce Alan Soon and Rishad Patel from Splice Media as new Knight Fellows beginning June 1. Soon and Patel, based in Singapore, will launch an innovative program called Splice Nano during their fellowship year.

May
22
2024

‘Sexualised, Silenced and Labelled Satan’ — Horrific Levels of Online Violence Targeting Women Journalists

Prolific gendered disinformation, homophobic abuse, racist hate speech, and threats of extreme sexual violence characterise the online violence experienced by veteran South African journalists Ferial Haffajee, Pauli van Wyk, and Rebecca Davis, according to our Big Data Case study[1], The women journalists of South Africa’s Daily Maverick: — Sexualised, Silenced and Labelled ‘Satan’, published today by ICFJ.
May
22
2024

How to Cover Elections in 2024? Journalists Weigh In on AI, Disinfo and More

Roy, the CEO and founder of The NRI Nation news startup serving the Indian diaspora, spoke Tuesday at an ICFJ event at Bloomberg News’ headquarters in New York City. She was joined by Jonathan Lemire, POLITICO’S White House Bureau Chief and the host of MSNBC’s “Way Too Early,” and Laura Zommer, a fellow ICFJ Knight Fellow and co-founder of Factchequeado. ICFJ President Sharon Moshavi moderated the discussion.
May
21
2024

Journalists Speak to the Challenges of Covering the Israel-Hamas War

It has been over seven months since the outbreak of war between Israel and Hamas, and no resolution appears in sight. 

As cease-fire negotiations have been unsuccessful, Israel’s military offensive in Gaza, which has killed more than 35,000 Palestinians, continues, intensifying an already dire humanitarian crisis. One hundred twenty eight hostages remain held captive by Hamas, according to Israel. 

May
21
2024

ICFJ Welcomes Kathleen Lacey, Patty Michalski and Maria Ressa to Board of Directors

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) this week announced three additions to its board of directors: Kathleen Lacey, an advisor with Teneo, the global management consulting firm; Patty Michalski, who oversees content strategy and innovation for Hearst Newspapers; and Maria Ressa, the CEO of Rappler in the Philippines and 2021 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
May
20
2024

ICFJ Voices: Tim Mak on a Different Kind of Conflict Reporting

When Tim Mak went to Djibouti in 2015 as an ICFJ fellow, it was the first time he had reported overseas. Today, less than a decade later, he is in Ukraine, bringing undercovered stories of the Russian invasion to English-speaking audiences.

May
15
2024

Defining the Global ICFJ Network

Journalists in every corner of the world have received support from ICFJ since the organization was founded 40 years ago. They include reporters, editors and producers, as well as people on the business side of media, technologists working on media innovation, journalism faculty and students, and representatives of our partner organizations across the globe. Together, they make up the unparalleled ICFJ network.
May
13
2024

'Women Who Won the War' is Creating Space for Women in the Middle East to Tell Their Own Stories

The Syrian Civil War has claimed the lives of more than 500,000 people since protests against the government during the Arab Spring ignited into conflict in 2011. Nearly 7 million Syrians have fled abroad in a mass exodus, and an equivalent number have been displaced inside the country – in total, over half of Syria’s pre-war population. The war has since faded from global attention but Syrian journalists continue to report on it today, while bearing witness to the crimes committed in what has been one of the 21st century’s deadliest conflicts.