Program News

December
5
2022

Security Guidance for Journalists on the U.S.-Mexico Border

After several attacks against Mexican journalists throughout 2022, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers collaborated with USAID-Mexico to develop security recommendations and guidance for journalists working on the U.S.-Mexico border.

December
5
2022

Protocolos de Seguridad Para Periodistas En el US-Mexico Frontera

En el marco del programa del Hub de Periodismo de Investigación de la Frontera Norte que impulsa ICFJ junto al Border Center, el pasado 4 de noviembre se lanzaron una serie de protocolos de seguridad con especial foco en los riesgos distintivos de la zona norte de México. Sin embargo, muchos de los elementos que se comparten en los documentos pueden ser útiles para periodistas de otras regiones de México y América Latina.

November
21
2022

Journalists Highlight Violence Against Children Around the Globe

Winners of the 2022 International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Violence Against Children Reporting Contest shone a light on sexual abuse of children by priests in Colombia, corporal punishment in Kenya, and child sex trafficking on the internet in the Philippines.

The Violence Against Children Reporting Contest was part of a partnership between ICFJ and the World Health Organization (WHO) designed to increase the quality and quantity of news coverage on violence against children around the world.

November
1
2022

How a Reporting Network at the U.S.-Mexico Border is Helping Reduce Corruption

In 2009, a fire at a nursery school in Hermosillo, Mexico, claimed the lives of 49 children and injured more than 40 others. In response, the Mexican government dedicated millions of dollars to helping the victims and their families. But that money seemed to disappear before it reached them. 

That is, until investigative reporter Alan Aviña asked the right questions. His investigation revealed that a state official had hired family members to assist her in stealing about $500,000 from the government’s response to the fire. The impact: Mexico’s Institute of Social Services (IMSS) barred the corrupt official from holding public office for the next 12 years. 

To bring that corruption to light, Aviña used skills he had learned as a participant in the Mexico Border Investigative Reporting Hub (the Border Hub). ICFJ runs the five-year program in partnership with the Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers with support from USAID. 

October
27
2022

Are You a Journalist Investigating the Money Behind Mis/Disinformation? This is For You.


The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is offering a master class series, followed by an in-person investigathon, reporting grants and mentorship to journalists based in Latin America, the U.S. and Canada, as part of the larger Disarming Disinformation program.
October
26
2022

IJNet Arabic's 2022 - 23 Mentoring Center Participants Are Driving Media Innovation in the MENA region

This year’s 2022-23 mentees — based in Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Tunisia and Yemen — will receive mentorship on sustainable growth and innovation strategies, as well as advice on how to seek new sources of revenue to support their work. Throughout this 10-month program, the mentees will also learn how to strategize, develop and present content that meets the needs of their respective audiences, and advance effective marketing plans. 

October
20
2022

How ICFJ Knight Fellows Are Helping "Leap" Newsrooms Innovate

In the past two weeks, you heard about our Leap Innovation Lab and saw some of the creative solutions for building trust and transparency in journalism. What you don’t see behind the scenes is the role that ICFJ Knight Fellows past and present played as mentors for the projects.
October
12
2022

Journalists From Around the World Are Creating Products to Create Transparency and Build Trust With Their Communities

Through the Leap innovation training program, The International Center for Journalists challenged journalists to answer this question: What can we build to increase trust in journalism now — and ensure misinformation and polarization do not find a foothold in future spaces

October
3
2022

Disinformation Targeting U.S. Latino Communities is Widespread. Here's Why.

Did Spanish-language mis- and disinformation about the virus, which circulated largely unchecked, contribute to the high incidence of COVID-19 infection in Latino communities? Did social media play a role? Latino communities tend to use platforms like YouTube, Facebook and WhatsApp to inform themselves more than the average U.S. population, as they often don’t trust or feel represented by traditional media. 

The reality is, we know less about mis- and disinformation targeting Latino communities in the U.S. than we would like to, and there is almost no research on its impacts.    

September
15
2022

How News Outlets in Egypt, Venezuela and Beyond are ‘Elevating’ their Businesses

In just five months, the first cohort of news leaders taking part in Elevate, ICFJ’s news business hub, have been hard at work. And it shows.