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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

February
22
2024

Register Now: Join ICFJ's Empowering the Truth Global Summit

Journalists in every corner of the world will come together once per week in March to learn tools and strategies for elevating truthful information above the tide of misinformation, as part of ICFJ’s second annual Empowering the Truth Global Summit.

February
5
2024

Bolivian Journalist Develops Checki, a Disinformation-Fighting Chatbot

Journalists and developers at ChequeaBolivia have created and launched Checki, a chatbot that uses multimedia content and games to fight misinformation among young people. This project was led by Lucas Illanes and supported by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ).

January
30
2024

Tunisian Journalist Establishes Student Fact-Checking Network

Journalism students and professors established a student fact-checking network spanning the Middle East and North Africa that equips young people with the necessary skills to combat misinformation, as part of a project supported by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and led by Syrine Abidi. 
January
2
2024

How to Report on AI in Elections

From image generators to chatbots, artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere today; some AI services boast hundreds of millions of users. With one pivotal election just behind us in Argentina, and many more approaching all around the world in 2024, people are worried about AI’s ability to spread electoral misinformation.

December
18
2023

What to Know About Generative AI and Its Effects on Disinformation

Since ChatGPT was released to the public in November 2022, generative artificial intelligence (AI) has dominated the public’s attention. The rapidly evolving technology is already impacting industries such as education, travel and government. The media won’t be spared. 

December
11
2023

How to Investigate Messaging Apps and Social Media for Electoral Disinformation

Forty countries, from the U.S. and India, to Russia, Taiwan and more, will hold national elections in 2024. 

December
4
2023

Tips for Addressing Electoral Disinformation

Electoral disinformation has emerged as a significant threat to democratic processes in countries around the world. According to a recent global study by UNESCO, 85% of people worry about online disinformation, especially its impact on elections.

November
9
2023

Ugandan Journalist Launches Innovative Project Aimed at Reducing Disinformation in Deaf Communities

Reporters, sign language interpreters and other community members have forged a network in Uganda that is countering misinformation in the deaf community, as part of a project supported by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and led by journalist Willy Chowoo.

September
21
2023

A New Opportunity for Journalists to Investigate Election Disinformation

Journalists from across the world have the opportunity to receive funding, mentorship and training to expose the money behind mis- and disinformation targeting voters, as part of the global Disarming Disinformation program. This support comes as political campaigns kick off in dozens of countries across the world, with billions of people slated to take to the polls in 2024 for landmark elections – including in the U.S., India and Mexico. 

August
31
2023

Advice to Tackle Rising Disinformation Ahead of Pivotal Elections Globally

From Argentina, where a far right libertarian candidate has emerged as the frontrunner in the general election this fall, to Mexico, India and the U.S. in 2024, the results of pivotal upcoming elections will have implications for democratic norms globally.