Press Mention

December
19
2017

Our Prediction in 2018: We Will Be Better Equipped to Fight Censorship

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This article first appeared Dec. 18 on Nieman Lab, as part of an annual feature asking thought leaders in journalism and digital media to share predictions for the coming year.

February
18
2015

Journalists at Risk Map Illustrates Stunning Number of Attacks on Journalists in Mexico

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The dangers faced by journalists around the world have been a prominent subject in the news lately. From reporters captured by ISIS to those whose computers have been hacked by their own governments, attacks on journalists come in many forms.

February
11
2015

Business Insider Uses InfoAmazonia Maps to Visualize Fires in Amazon Rain Forest

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InfoAmazonia, a data visualization map created by former ICFJ Knight Fellow Gustavo Faleiros, was used in a Business Insider article to visualize the grave danger facing the Amazon rain forest region.

“While the annual rate of deforestation has slowed in recent years...another, less talked-about issue the rain forest faces, is the threat of wildfires,” the story in the popular online site reads.

January
7
2015

ICFJ Knight Director Featured on Al Jazeera's 2015 Media Trends Segment

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Jorge Luis Sierra, Director of ICFJ’s Knight International Journalism Fellowships program, was featured on a segment of Al Jazeera English’s The Listening Post.

December
31
2014

ICFJ VP of Programs on Jailed Al Jazeera Journalists, State of Free Press in Egypt

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During a panel discussion marking the one-year anniversary of the imprisonment of three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt, ICFJ Vice President of Programs Patrick Butler emphasized the importance of freedom of the press in Egypt and around the world.

Al Jazeera’s Bahar Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste were arrested in Cairo on Dec. 29, 2013 after interviewing members of the Muslim Brotherhood, an opposition group banned in Egypt shortly after Gen. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s takeover.

December
30
2014

ICFJ VP of Programs Discusses Pros and Cons of New Technologies at VOA Urdu Town Hall

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ICFJ’s Vice President of Programs, Patrick Butler, recently participated in Voice of America Urdu’s first Student Town Hall panel discussion, where he emphasized the importance of new and emerging journalism technologies but also stressed the value of traditional reporting practices.

The Town Hall discussion, “Digital Journalism: Challenges and Opportunities,” took place on Nov. 19 and featured several other media leaders from both the U.S.

December
15
2014

ICFJ Focuses on Media Startups, Data Journalism at Guadalajara Book Fair

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Thought leaders from the International Center for Journalists, including ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan and two Knight International Journalism Fellows, headlined panel discussions on media innovation at the Guadalajara International Book Fair.

Sponsored by the Universidad de Guadalajara, the nine-day fair featured panel discussions and workshops aimed at tackling challenges faced by journalists around the world.

Barnathan gave two speeches during the Book Fair.

December
8
2014

How to Prevent the Spread of AIDS? Teach Girls to Save Money

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During a recent visit to Kenya for an ICFJ exchange program, PBS NewsHour editor Ellen Rolfes reported on a groundbreaking program: Teaching girls to save money so they will be less dependent on men – and therefore less susceptible to sexual assault, pregnancy and HIV. PBS.org published the story on World AIDS Day.

The Safe and Smart Savings program is offered at Zeyln Academy, a school in Kenya’s largest slum, where an alarming number of young girls are susceptible to HIV and sexual abuse.

December
5
2014

How ICFJ is Incubating Media Startups in Latin America and Beyond

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On Dec. 4, ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan spoke at the Hackathon of Science and Journalism Innovation, funded by the Inter-American Development Bank. The gathering took place at Guadalajara International Book Fair.

Here's an adapted version of her remarks:

We all know how much technology is transforming the news industry. There is unprecedented potential now for science and tech to help deepen news coverage, expand access to information and engage citizens in the news process.