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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

December
11
2018

ICFJ’s 2018 Knight Award Winner Maria Ressa Named a TIME Person of the Year

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TIME has named a group of embattled journalists, including ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award winner Maria Ressa of the Philippines, its Person of the Year for 2018.

November
27
2018

New Program Will Help Arab Journalists Sort Fact from Fiction on Social Media

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More than two thousand journalists across the Middle East and North Africa will strengthen how they use social media to verify information, engage audiences and protect themselves online, through a new initiative from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the Facebook Journalism Project.

The Social Media Solutions program

November
20
2018

Journalism Contest Winners Highlight the Human Toll of Poor Health Care

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Winners of the 2018 Global Health Reporting Contest shone a light on the resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, high infant mortality among India’s poorest populations and scarcity of healthcare in rural China.

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.