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February
14
2024

ICFJ Voices: Daniel Nardin, Elevating Amazon Stories

For Daniel Nardin, the Amazon is more than a place to call home. As a journalist from the Brazilian state of Pará, he has worked and built a career in the region, holding reporting roles in the local press, serving as the Pará State secretary of communications, and even leading the media outlet, Grupo Liberal, as director of journalism and content
January
19
2024

Brazilian Journalist Publishes Docu-Series Covering the Effects of Energy Projects on Local Communities


The docu-series, Monocultura da Energia (Monoculture of Energy), explores the impacts of energy projects through four episodes: the dispute around oil exploration in Foz do Amazonas, one of the most socio-environmentally sensitive areas on the planet; the impact of Argentine fracking and the risks if the technique reaches northeastern Brazil; the ecosystems and populations affected by wind farms in Rio Grande do Norte; and, finally, an episode with reflections on what fair and clean energy would look like. This final episode centers the voices of Indigenous people, quilombolas (Afro-Brazilians descended from enslaved Africans who escaped into the Brazilian hinterlands), riverside dwellers and fisherwomen, and reveals how those shaping the energy transition agenda must not fail to listen to them. 
January
11
2024

Elevate: How One Pakistani Digital News Outlet Grew Its Revenue and Audience

Talha Ahad’s team at The Centrum Media, Pakistan’s first digital news network, has produced exclusive visual storytelling on Guantanamo Bay prisoners, war survivors, transgender activists and more since it launched in 2017. The news organization quickly grew its audience to millions with in-depth, independent video news coverage, in a country dominated by traditional media.

December
27
2023

This Network is Setting a New Standard for Collaborative Journalism

Valuable journalism is created worldwide every day. Too often, however, it gets overlooked – especially reporting produced in smaller communities. 

November
9
2023

Ugandan Journalist Launches Innovative Project Aimed at Reducing Disinformation in Deaf Communities

Reporters, sign language interpreters and other community members have forged a network in Uganda that is countering misinformation in the deaf community, as part of a project supported by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and led by journalist Willy Chowoo.

October
19
2023

Bringing Together U.S. and Latin American Media

Sebastián Rodríguez of Costa Rica has covered climate change for years. But his ICFJ fellowship in New York at The Verge, an outlet that reports on technology, was a step out of his comfort zone – an important one.

September
22
2023

I’m a Russian Journalist Living in Exile. This is What Americans Can’t Take for Granted.

Marina Sedneva is a journalist with 7×7, an independent Russian news outlet that now operates in exile. In 2023, the Russian Ministry of Justice added 7×7 to the list of “foreign agents.” Sedneva spent the past two weeks working with The Sun as part of a program through the International Center For Journalists.
September
6
2023

How an “Emerging Media Leader” from Latin America Took His Career to the Next Level

Journalist Carlos Mendoza of Honduras is one of the 220-plus professionals from 15 Latin American and Caribbean countries who have had the opportunity to improve their digital skills and develop digital media projects through the Emerging Media Leaders (EML) program, run by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

June
22
2023

Georgian Journalists Incorporate Game-Based Learning Amid Press Freedom Interference

Tato Gurgenidze and Tea Adeishvili, two Georgian journalists from the news outlet Mtavari Channel, spoke with IJNet ahead of their U.S. tour about their reporting, Georgia’s media landscape, the jailing of their colleague Nika Gvaramia, how the war in Ukraine has affected their work and more.
June
9
2023

The Success Stories of IJNet Arabic’s 2022-23 Mentoring Center for Media Startups

With support from the National Endowment for Democracy, the IJNet Arabic Mentoring Center for Media Startups in the Middle East and North Africa has worked with more than 70 media entrepreneurs since launching in 2014, helping them develop their media platforms and improve their financial sustainability.  

Here’s more on the six media entrepreneurs who took part in the 2022-23 Mentoring Center, and their promising initiatives.