Program News

September
21
2020

Key Quotes: Combating COVID-19 in Germany

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As COVID-19 spread across Europe, countries like France, Italy, Spain and the U.K. faced high rates of cases, hospitalizations and deaths due to the virus. Germany, meanwhile, eluded similar levels of transmission and suffering among its citizens.

September
14
2020

Mexican Journalists Uncover Corruption in U.S.-Mexico Border States

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Dozens of Mexican factory workers have died on their way to work at manufacturing plants in at least 52 accidents, a recent investigation by journalists in Tijuana, Baja California, found. The workers were riding in vehicles provided by their employer that were in dangerously poor condition, the investigation revealed. 

September
9
2020

Key Quotes: Convicts, Organized Crime & COVID-19 - Going Undercover for the Story

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As the world focuses on combating the novel coronavirus, some governments are making it even more difficult for journalists to write about the impact of the global pandemic. In Romania, where the government severely limited access to public information, two investigative journalists went undercover to track the country’s supply of dysfunctional masks. The two journalists, Ana Poenariu and Andrei Ciurcanu, spoke with ICFJ Director of Community Engagement Stella Roque to explain how they went undercover to carry out their reporting. 

August
27
2020

Key Quotes: Pandemic Profiteers — Trends in Crime and Corruption During COVID-19

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As the public remains focused on the global health crisis, pandemic profiteers are expanding their reach by whatever means necessary, journalists investigating crime and corruption across the globe said in an ICFJ webinar. 

August
26
2020

Key Quotes: COVID-19 and Education — What's the Future of School?

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The COVID-19 pandemic had a major impact on the last school year for many students around the world. Now, experts are looking ahead to how ongoing outbreaks will affect education in both the near and distant future. 

August
21
2020

How Taiwan Rewrote Its Pandemic Playbook and Kept its COVID-19 Cases Below 500

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The chief of Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control credited the centralized response to contagious diseases that the island democracy developed in the wake of the 2003 SARS outbreak with containing the spread of the novel coronavirus this year to fewer than 500 people in its population of nearly 24 million. 

August
17
2020

Case Studies in COVID-19 Responses: Taiwan's Success Story

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Join ICFJ and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) for a Q&A with the Director-General of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Jih-haw Chou, moderated by ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan. 

August
14
2020

Latin American Health News Site is Filling the Information Void on COVID-19

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In Latin America, where the global pandemic has brought mass layoffs to newsrooms just when trustworthy information about the COVID-19 pandemic is crucial, the region’s only news site devoted exclusively to health reporting is providing unparalleled coverage of the health crisis.  

June
30
2020

Latin American News Outlets Receive Funding, Mentorship to Accelerate Digital Transformation in COVID-19 Era

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Forty-four news organizations from 12 countries across Latin America have been selected to receive grants and expert mentorship as part of a new $2 million program from the Facebook Journalism Project and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) aimed at bolstering coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

May
27
2020

ICFJ, Facebook Initiative to Boost COVID-19 Coverage Across Four Regions

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) are partnering to help newsrooms in regions that need it most to accelerate their digital transformation and enhance video storytelling in the COVID-19 era. The goal is to bolster the ability of news outlets to provide communities around the world with underreported, high-quality news on the COVID-19 pandemic.