Event coverage

August
27
2021

Understanding the Crisis Journalists Face in Afghanistan

During our online panel, titled Journalists in Afghanistan: An Urgent Crisis, ICFJ Vice President of Content and Community Patrick Butler sat down with former ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award winner and recent Afghanistan bureau chief for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Samiullah Mahdi to discuss the role international media outlets can play to shed light on Taliban rule, the hardships women journalists there now face and the future of the free press in the country. Mahdi also shares advice for how international journalists can help.

April
9
2021

Countering Gender Stereotyping in the News Media

Gender stereotyping in the media has a significant impact on how women and gender minorities are perceived. In turn, it affects their opportunities to fully and effectively participate in public life.

October
6
2020

Zakaria Urges Journalists to “Keep the Faith” Amid Assault on Democratic Values

U.S. journalists, once protected by democratic institutions and liberal values, are now joined in a common struggle with colleagues around the world who find themselves under threat by authoritarians, CNN host and analyst Fareed Zakaria said at ICFJ’s Tribute to Journalists 2020.

Accepting ICFJ’s Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism

October
6
2020

Roman Anin Accepts ICFJ Knight Trailblazer Award

I received my first ICFJ Knight Award back in 2013. Seven years ago. Sometimes when I look back at these times I have the feeling that it happened in a different century, on a different planet and with a different person. So many things have changed.

October
6
2020

Lina Attalah Accepts ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award

I would like to express my gratitude and that of my team to the International Center for Journalists for this recognition, and for their dedicated team and tireless labor that got us here today.

June
6
2020

Journalists Under Attack: Lessons from the Field

Physical threats and attacks on journalists, all too familiar in many countries around the world, have not been as common in the U.S. until now.

As reporters cover protests in U.S. cities that have followed the police killing of 46-year-old George Floyd, a black Minneapolis resident, police in many cities are cracking down. Journalists have reported more than 300 press freedom violations related to the protests, according to the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker. Police appear to be targeting journalists and people of color, reporters said during an ICFJ webinar Friday.

March
12
2020

Will Journalism Survive? Experts Weigh in on a ‘Perfect Storm of Threats’

Reporters across the globe face mounting challenges to uncovering the truth, from rampant disinformation and withering business models to outright attacks by autocratic leaders. In a panel discussion last week organized by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), a group of experts addressed these obstacles, and how journalism can survive them.

September
13
2019

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

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.

May
23
2019

To Stop the Spread of Disinformation, Americans Must Understand Global Trends

Claire Wardle, a leading expert on social media and how it is used to spread disinformation around the world, says Americans can better prepare themselves for the 2020 elections by learning from the experiences of other countries.

November
9
2018

ICFJ Honorees Call on Journalists to Stand Together Amid Global Threats

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.