Iraqi-U.S. Journalist Exchange Program

The Iraqi-U.S. Journalism Exchange program took place over a 12-day period. Part of the “Iraqi-U.S. Journalist Exchange” program, five Iraqi commentators embarked on a study tour that featured meetings with experts and visits to newsrooms and innovation centers in Washington D.C., and New York City. The program aimed to help these leading Iraqi commentators gain a better understanding of U.S. foreign policy towards Iraq, U.S.-Iraqi bilateral relations and the role of think tanks. The ultimate goal was to help the participants to provide in-depth analytical perspectives and evidence-based opinion pieces about the policy-making process in the U.S.

Activities focused on meetings with experts including U.S. government officials and think tank academics. During these meetings, they engaged in dialogues on U.S.-Iraq bi-lateral relations and U.S. foreign policy towards Iraq and its neighboring countries. The five Iraqi commentators also worked with an expert mentor to design in-depth analytical reports focusing on U.S.-Iraq bilateral relations.

Latest News

33 Free Tools and Project Ideas from ICFJ Knight Fellows to Inspire Your Newsroom

Journalists and newsrooms that want to improve their multimedia storytelling, audience engagement and more can access free tools and resources built by ICFJ Knight Fellows at tools.ijnet.org.

Come Steal Our Tools at ONA18

ICFJ's "Steal My Tool" session will be returning to ONA18 on Sept. 13. Our Knight Fellows -- along with innovators from ProPublica, Media Cloud and more -- will showcase the latest digital journalism tools and projects that can be readily utilized.

How to Help Journalists Go Global: IJNet Experience

There's an endless amount of topics to cover with journalism nowadays, especially when it comes to cross-border collaborations. IJNet helps journalists from around the world develop throughout their careers through resources ranging from indispensable professional knowledge to the latest innovations and opportunities.