Press Release

August
23
2021

Civil Society Organizations Call on the G7 to Protect and Evacuate Journalists and Media Workers in Afghanistan

Ahead of the G7 summit on the situation in Afghanistan, we, the undersigned organizations, call on G7 countries to make a clear and explicit commitment to taking journalists and media workers as an urgent and immediate priority, ensure their protection and evacuate them and their families.

August
18
2021

Adepa, ICFJ y Facebook Journalism Project Lanzan Impulso Local 2021, un Programa de Apoyo al Periodismo en Argentina

Impulso local es un programa que brinda mentorías y fondos por un total de un millón de dólares estadounidenses a 100 medios de alcance hiperlocal, local y regional de Argentina. Este programa —que promueven la Asociación de Entidades Periodísticas Argentinas (Adepa), el Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ, por sus siglas en inglés) y el Facebook Journalism Project, y cuenta con la colaboración de la Asociación de Diarios del Interior de la República Argentina (ADIRA)— pondrá a disposición de los medios de todo el país recursos para que desarrollen un proyecto de corto plazo que resulte estratégico para su sustentabilidad, y así continuar sirviendo a sus comunidades con noticias e información de calidad. 

June
2
2021

ICFJ, Hampton University Team Up to Offer Students Opportunities in the Field of International Journalism

The International Center for Journalists and the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC) at Hampton University have forged a new partnership designed to help students succeed in international journalism careers. The new partnership, which includes an internship program, aims to provide equitable opportunities for underrepresented communities in the field.

June
1
2021

#HoldTheLine Coalition Welcomes Reprieve For Maria Ressa, Demands All Other Charges and Cases Be Dropped

The #HoldTheLine Coalition welcomes a Manila court’s decision to dismiss the second criminal cyberlibel charge brought against celebrated American-Filipino journalist Maria Ressa but demands the immediate withdrawal of all other charges and cases filed against Ressa and her news website Rappler.

May
26
2021

ICFJ Knight Awards to Honor Brazilian Fact-Checker and Czech Investigative Reporter

The International Center for Journalists will present its 2021 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Awards to Natália Leal, a Brazilian fact-checker who debunked deadly misinformation in that pandemic-ravaged country, and to Pavla Holcová, a Czech reporter who courageously carried on an investigation after the murder of a fellow journalist.

April
15
2021

Bill Whitaker of “60 Minutes” and Anne Applebaum of The Atlantic to Receive Top Journalism Awards

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will award top honors this year to Bill Whitaker, a longtime correspondent for CBS News and “60 Minutes,” and Anne Applebaum, staff writer for The Atlantic and a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian.

April
8
2021

Two Innovative Media Leaders Join ICFJ Board of Directors

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) welcomes Brent Jones of The Wall Street Journal and Sophie Schmidt of Rest of World to its board of directors. 

February
2
2021

#HoldTheLine Coalition Sounds Alarm Over Escalating Legal Harassment of Maria Ressa

Ahead of another cluster of court proceedings against Rappler founder and CEO Maria Ressa, the #HoldTheLine coalition calls for an end to the escalating and incessant campaign of legal harassment against her in the Philippines. 

November
10
2020

ICFJ Remembers Intrepid Journalist and Advisory Board Member Seymour Topping

The International Center for Journalists mourns the loss of Seymour “Top” Topping, a legendary war reporter and New York Times editor, and longtime member of ICFJ’s advisory board. He passed away Nov. 8 at the age of 98 in White Plains, N.Y.

October
13
2020

New Global Survey Raises Red Flags for Journalism in the COVID-19 Era

Facing everything from a barrage of disinformation to heightened security risks and a mental health crisis, journalists around the world are contending with myriad daunting challenges as they report on a deadly pandemic, according to the first results from a global survey on journalism and the COVID-19 crisis.