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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

August
13
2020

How to Counter Disinformation and Misinformation about COVID-19 Vaccines

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To fight false information about potential COVID-19 vaccines, newsrooms must place collaboration ahead of competition, fact-checking experts said during a panel discussion this week produced by ICFJ and the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN).

August
12
2020

Facebook Journalism Project, ICFJ Launch Fund to Support Lebanon’s News Industry

The Facebook Journalism Project, in collaboration with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), has announced that it will invest $300,000 in a new program that aims to support the stabilization and recovery needs of journalists and news organizations in Lebanon affected by the tragic explosion in Beirut on August 4. The program - “Supporting Beirut: Response and Recovery Fund”- will assist in supporting local news outlets that have suffered damage to infrastructure and resources.

August
6
2020

ICFJ Knight Fellow Creates New App to Help Journalists Connect with Scientists 

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Reporters covering scientific topics such as the COVID-19 pandemic sometimes struggle to find the right sources. Meanwhile, many of the scientists sharing valuable insights on social media lack a wide audience. A new digital tool developed in Brazil aims to bring these two groups together.

July
30
2020

How to Promote Diversity in Coverage and in the Newsroom

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“You have a television station. We have these AK-47s. We will have to tell our stories with these guns,” members of an indigenous community who had joined Maoist forces told journalist Shubhranshu Choudhary. “Your media will not give us any space.”

July
28
2020

Key Quotes: Six Months Later — Results of the Evolving COVID-19 Public Health Response

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Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the successful public health interventions around the world have been the result of international cooperation, said Dr. Claire Standley.

July
27
2020

Colombian Journalist Karoll Pineda Discusses Reporting During COVID-19

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Colombian journalist Karoll Pineda kickstarted his career in the news industry while a university student. He worked for the radio station at the University of Cartagena, where he earned a degree in social communication.

July
24
2020

The Global Impact of Our COVID-19 Work

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Every day, the journalists in our network are delivering high-quality coverage about the COVID-19 pandemic to their communities. They are fighting back against harmful misinformation with fact-based reporting that helps people lead healthier, better lives.

July
21
2020

ICFJ Pays Tribute to Longtime Friend and Journalism Advocate Dee Dee Reilly 

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The International Center for Journalists is saddened by the loss of Ann Lamar Switzer “Dee Dee" Reilly, a long-standing and dedicated ICFJ supporter and advisory board member. She passed away at age 87 on July 18 at her home in Baton Rouge.

July
20
2020

Key Quotes: Lessons Learned Reporting on the Pandemic in Brazil

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In Brazil, where disinformation and harassment of reporters are part of the media landscape, the dogged investigative reporter Patricia Campos Mello is better prepared than most journalists to uncover the truth. She has reported from war zones, covered the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone and persisted in reporting on Brazil despite threats from supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro.

July
20
2020

#HoldTheLine Coalition Calls for Criminal Tax Charge to be Dropped as Maria Ressa Returns to Court

The #HoldTheLine Coalition demands the Philippines authorities drop a barrage of bogus tax and foreign ownership cases against internationally celebrated journalist Maria Ressa and Rappler - the news organisation she founded.