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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

September
27
2022

ICFJ Stands With Nigerian Journalist Kiki Mordi Against Unrelenting Misogynistic Attacks

The International Center for Journalists stands with multi award-winning investigative journalist and documentarian Kiki Mordi, who is facing escalating online violence laced with gendered disinformation designed to discredit and silence her.

September
23
2022

News Innovators Explore the Internet’s Next Frontier

Media Party in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is not your usual journalism conference – it’s the largest gathering of self-described journalism and tech nerds in Latin America. That’s what made it the perfect place for ICFJ’s Leap Innovation Lab to sponsor talks, workshops and a hackathon on whether the next generation of web technologies – Web3 – hold hope or hype for journalism.

September
20
2022

Conectando comunidades indígenas com redações para destacar a devastação ambiental no Brasil

Uma nova iniciativa do Centro Internacional para Jornalistas (ICFJ na sigla em inglês) vai fomentar reportagem in loco sobre desmatamento e conflito na Amazônia, utilizando tecnologia móvel para amplificar vozes locais em nível nacional. A iniciativa se baseia em um projeto de impacto apoiado pelo ICFJ na Indonésia.

September
20
2022

Connecting Indigenous Communities With Newsrooms to Spotlight Environmental Devastation in Brazil

A new initiative from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will foster on-the-ground reporting about deforestation and conflict in the Amazon, leveraging mobile technology to amplify local voices at a national level. This builds on an already impactful ICFJ-backed project in Indonesia.

September
15
2022

How News Outlets in Egypt, Venezuela and Beyond are ‘Elevating’ their Businesses

In just five months, the first cohort of news leaders taking part in Elevate, ICFJ’s news business hub, have been hard at work. And it shows.

Some have already updated their business plans and redesigned their workflows. Others have examined their organizations’ value add and reviewed their profit and loss statements to determine their north stars. 

September
2
2022

Under fire in Guatemala, independent media forges ahead

In a recent ICFJ event held in partnership with the Committee to Protect Journalists, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Inter American Press Association, leading journalists from across Central America discussed José Rubén Zamora’s arrest, attacks on press freedom in Guatemala and the greater region, and what can be done to help. 

August
31
2022

As the War Against Ukraine Rages On, ICFJ Helps Media Provide Vital News

Last week, we marked a sad milestone – six months since Russia launched its brutal invasion of Ukraine.

By all accounts, this will be a long war. And the role of journalists in Ukraine and other affected countries will only grow more essential. ICFJ will provide grants to help some of these journalists reveal the truth to people in the region about everything from Russian war crimes and disinformation to environmental devastation to the plight of refugees.

With backing from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and donors to ICFJ’s It Takes a Journalist campaign,  we are offering grants to journalists, media outlets and tech innovators to carry out projects that bring important news to audiences in dire need of accurate information. We received more than 120 applications for support, and we are giving out a dozen grants, outlined below.

August
30
2022

Disarming Disinformation: ICFJ Launches 3-Year Initiative to Combat Dangerous Falsehoods

Journalists, media researchers and university students will join forces to fight rampant and often deadly disinformation in a new three-year global program led by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) with the support of the Scripps Howard Foundation.

August
15
2022

Why Collaboration is Vital in the Fight Against Disinformation

Disinformation remains a global problem knowing no borders — that isn't news. The key tactic for countering its harmful spread is collaboration among fact-checkers.

Take a case that occurred during our first few months running Factchequeado, a new initiative launched by Chequeado, from Argentina, and Maldita, from Spain, to counter disinformation circulating in Hispanic and Latino communities in the U.S. — which we’re so excited about!

August
11
2022

Jornalistas lançam projetos inovadores para combater a desinformação eleitoral no Brasil

Equipes de jornalistas lançam novas ferramentas e recursos para ajudar os eleitores brasileiros a identificar a desinformação e fazer escolhas mais conscientes durante a campanha eleitoral de 2022 que começa este mês. Os projetos inovadores - desenvolvidos como parte da iniciativa Jogo Limpo - incluem desde um bot de checagem de fatos em vídeo e uma campanha de influenciadores até técnicas de gamificação para atingir os jovens.