Event coverage

November
10
2021

Anne Applebaum Accepts ICFJ Excellence in International Reporting Award

Colleagues, friends, and fellow journalists! Thank you so much for this award. To receive it from this institution is truly humbling. The International Center for Journalists has created a network that includes thousands of people who report, write, and take photographs in profoundly difficult circumstances. They do so while living in dictatorships, fighting wars, experiencing cataclysmic natural disasters. Some of them pay an enormous personal price to do what they do. But they know how important it is to write the first draft of history, to inform their fellow citizens, to inform the world about what is happening around them.

November
10
2021

Bill Whitaker Accepts ICFJ Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism

Good evening. First, congratulations to Anne Applebaum on her ICFJ Excellence in International Reporting Award. Every reporter among us is covering a world under authoritarian threat that Anne has been warning about for decades.
 

November
10
2021

Pavla Holcová Accepts ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award

I would like to express my thanks to ICFJ, and to all the people from OCCRP and investigace.cz who pushed me (and my limits) to be the journalist I am today.

November
10
2021

Natália Leal Accepts ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award

Receiving this award is one of the greatest moments in my career as a journalist. I want to thank the International Center for Journalists for considering my work to be fundamental in these unusual times. 

November
8
2021

How Journalists Can Best Report on Mental Health and Suicide

The World Health Organization estimates that suicide is the cause of more than 700,000 deaths annually. Of these, over three in four occur in low- and middle-income countries. 

November
5
2021

Agência Lupa’s Natália Leal Counters Misinformation with Persistent Fact-Checking

Early in her career, Brazilian reporter Natália Leal held a fundamental concern: Journalists would take unvetted claims from public figures and place them directly in front of readers. It didn’t sit right with her. 

October
25
2021

Behind the Pandora Papers with ICFJ Knight International Award Winners

Last week, ICFJ President Sharon Moshavi spoke with three ICFJ Knight International Award winners — Pavla Holcová, a Czech Republic-based investigative journalist and founder of the Czech Center for Investigative JournalismJoseph Poliszuk, a three-time finalist for the Latin American Prize for Investigative Journalism and co-founder of Armando.info, from Venezuela; and Umar Cheema, a Pakistani investigative reporter for The News International, and founder of the Center for Investigative Reporting in Pakistan — about their involvement in the Pandora Papers.  

October
1
2021

Tips to Help Journalists Protect Themselves Online

In today’s digital world, safety isn’t just a physical concern for journalists. Increasingly, emails, social media accounts and sources are at risk from bad actors operating on the internet. 

During a recent ICFJ Health Crisis Reporting Forum webinar, Harlo Holmes, chief information officer and director of digital security at the Freedom of the Press Foundation, offered key tips that journalists can follow to protect themselves digitally.

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.