Press Release

June
30
2020

Fareed Zakaria and Two International Digital News Pioneers to Receive Prestigious Journalism Awards

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will award top honors this year to CNN host Fareed Zakaria and two intrepid founders of investigative news sites in Egypt and Russia, countries with harsh controls on the press.

June
15
2020

A Devastating Day for Journalism

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Maria Ressa, an outspoken champion of press freedom, was convicted today in a case that is widely seen as a crackdown on independent journalism in the Philippines.

“This is a miscarriage of justice," said ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan. “Maria is facing a bevy of charges designed to silence her and Rappler. If journalists are convicted for exposing corruption, democracy itself is at stake. ICFJ condemns Maria's conviction and calls for all other charges against her to be dropped.”

June
1
2020

ICFJ Condemns Attacks on Journalists Covering U.S. Protests

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Reporters in the U.S. have been attacked while covering protests triggered by the police killing of George Floyd. In over 100 reported incidents so far, journalists have been shot at with rubber bullets, pepper sprayed and assaulted on air. ICFJ strongly condemns these attacks. As they cover this important story, reporters must be safe to do their jobs.

April
9
2020

How is COVID-19 Transforming Journalism? Our Global Study Will Find Out

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism are launching a joint study on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for journalism. This collaborative global research project aims to map the impact of the crisis on journalism and how journalists are responding to it. 

April
2
2020

ICFJ Partner OCCRP Wins Prestigious Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship

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The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) has won the 2020 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, given to a select group of entrepreneurs whose innovations have had a significant, proven impact on some of the world’s most pressing problems. OCCRP is a long-time partner of ICFJ.  

March
20
2020

A Global Crisis Like COVID-19 Calls for a Global Response. Here’s Ours.

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We are rolling out a wide range of resources to help journalists cover this pandemic. Today, we are launching the Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum that will connect journalists with some of the world’s top health practitioners, newsroom leaders and other experts, who can answer questions in live video chats. Experts will discuss how to combat misinformation about the pandemic, report safely on COVID-19 and create compelling infographics to relay important information in new ways. 

February
4
2020

ICFJ’s New Engagement Initiative to Offer Valuable Services to its Vast Global Network 

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will significantly expand the services and resources it provides journalists in its unparalleled global network. In addition to offering them a wide-range of high-quality programs, ICFJ aims to continuously provide life-long learning opportunities throughout their careers.

January
22
2020

Call for Nominations: ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award

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Each year, the International Center for Journalists honors outstanding colleagues with the ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award at our annual gala in Washington, D.C. We’re now seeking nominees whose pioneering coverage or media innovations have had tremendous impact.

December
11
2019

Diez Medios Latinoamericanos Reciben Subsidios y Consultoría para Fortalecer su Sustentabilidad

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Velocidad, una aceleradora de medios independientes de América Latina diseñada para lograr su sostenibilidad, ha seleccionado 10 emprendimientos digitales que recibirán inversiones y servicios especializados de consultoría. Velocidad fue desarrollada por por el Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ) y SembraMedia y el apoyo de Luminate, con el objetivo de impulsar el importante trabajo de estos medios en la región.

December
11
2019

Ten Latin American News Startups Get Grants and Consulting to Help Boost Their Bottom Line

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Velocidad, an accelerator designed to help independent news media in Latin America become sustainable, has selected 10 digital startups to receive investments and specialized consulting services. Velocidad was established with funding from Luminate and designed by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and SembraMedia to support the important work of independent media outlets.