Program News

March
27
2020

Key Quotes: Are Our Health Systems Prepared for COVID-19? Q&A with Dr. Claire Standley

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Dr. Standley discussed the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on public health systems around the world and who's prepared, who's not, and who's doing the best job of responding. What have various countries failed to do in advance that they need to implement in the future to prevent pandemics like this one? What is this pandemic teaching us about preparedness?

March
27
2020

Claves para Cubrir el Impacto de COVID-19 en la Situación de los Migrantes

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El virus que ha ocasionado la pandemia de COVID-19 no tiene fronteras, pero los países sí. En un mundo que ha cerrado mayormente sus accesos de desplazamiento, ¿cuál es la situación de las personas que se encuentran en situación de migración en el corto, mediano, y largo plazo? ¿Qué pasa con el acceso a la salud de los migrantes indocumentados? ¿Los gobiernos aprovecharán la contingencia para aplicar políticas migratorias más restrictivas en el futuro?

March
26
2020

Key Quotes: How COVID-19 is Affecting Infants, Children and Pregnant Women with Dr. Karen Kotloff

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Dr. Kotloff said that while children infected with COVID-19 are faring better than adults in countries that have seen widespread outbreaks, it’s too soon to say whether the same will be true in countries where poverty, malnutrition and diseases like HIV and tuberculosis are more widespread. Here are highlight from the discussion.

March
25
2020

Key Quotes: A Talk with WHO Envoy Dr. Samba Sow of Mali on COVID-19

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Dr. Samba Sow, a WHO special envoy who helped contain the spread of Ebola in West Africa, says the key to fighting the COVID-19 virus is communication with influential local leaders as well as solutions that are adapted to individual countries and communities. 

March
4
2020

Graduates of Cutting-Edge Journalism Program Are Blazing New Paths in Pakistani Newsrooms

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They are helping usher newsrooms into the digital era, bringing unique skills to their teams and finding innovative ways to cover underreported topics and areas. 

February
27
2020

U.S. Newsrooms Receive Expert Mentorship, Financial Support to Boost Digital Video

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Twenty-one local news organizations in the U.S. are learning how to boost engagement and revenue using digital video, as part of an initiative from the Facebook Journalism Project and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) that is already seeing results in other parts of the world.

February
26
2020

ICFJ Partner OCCRP Wins Global Data Journalism Award for Cross-Border Investigative Project

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An investigation by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) that exposed a complex financial system that enabled corruption by Russian oligarchs and politicians won the 2020 Sigma Award for best data-driven reporting. OCCRP is a long-time partner of ICFJ.  

February
6
2020

Women Data Journalists are Reshaping Africa’s Story and Their Own Careers

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A growing network of African women journalists is leading data-driven projects that are  elevating female voices and shedding light on under-reported stories. The pan-African network, known as WanaData Africa, is changing the continent’s digital media landscape by reshaping the careers of its members, redefining them as newsroom innovators.

January
16
2020

Citizen Journalism Platform Uses Bluetooth to Bring News to Media-Dark Villages in India

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In today’s media ecosystem, the technology industry sets the rules of the games, with journalism outlets constantly playing catch-up. There is a collective failure of imagination in the media industry to reimagine the future on our own terms, and then go about creating that future.

December
10
2019

From a Fledgling Blog to a Vibrant News Group, Agencia Mural Reports on the Poorest in Brazil

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In 2010, Vagner de Alencar took a journalism course by ICFJ Knight Fellow Bruno Garcez and became a blogger for a citizen journalism site launched by Garcez to cover São Paulo's favelas. Almost 10 years later, the blog has grown into a well-respected news site and Alencar is now co-director of Agencia Mural, overseeing almost 90 correspondents in dozens of favelas around the massive city.