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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

May
28
2024

ICFJ Voices: ‘Kunle Adebajo on the Importance of Covering the Past


For ‘Kunle Adebajo, journalism is about “keeping the important stories in our consciousness, getting justice for those treated unfairly, and setting the records straight for future generations.”
April
5
2024

Journalists from Nigeria, Kenya Win 2024 Elliott Award for Stories that Spotlight Gaps in Healthcare

A journalist who investigated a potentially deadly concoction sold in the streets of Nigeria and another who chronicled a fight for abortion rights in Kenya are the 2024 winners of the Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. 

March
30
2023

Journalists from Nigeria and Zimbabwe Win 2023 Michael Elliott Award

A journalist who investigated the lives of kidnapped schoolgirls now in university in Nigeria and another who chronicled how rising temperatures in Zimbabwe are impacting an all-women fishing cooperative are the 2023 winners of the Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. 

September
27
2022

ICFJ Stands With Nigerian Journalist Kiki Mordi Against Unrelenting Misogynistic Attacks

The International Center for Journalists stands with multi award-winning investigative journalist and documentarian Kiki Mordi, who is facing escalating online violence laced with gendered disinformation designed to discredit and silence her.

June
9
2022

Journalists from Cameroon and Morocco Win 2022 Michael Elliott Award for Stories Exposing Climate Change Impacts in Africa

A journalist who spotlighted the devastating effects of an invasive plant on Cameroon’s Lake Ossa and another who chronicled how rising temperatures in his Moroccan hometown have prompted mass migration are the 2022 winners of the Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. Through compelling reporting and writing, the journalists illuminated the toll of climate change on people and their livelihoods. 

May
12
2021

Nigerian and Congolese Journalists Win 2021 Michael Elliott Award for Stories Exposing Child Neglect and Child Labor

Zainab Bala, a broadcast reporter who exposed pernicious child neglect in Nigeria, and Bernadette Vivuya, a multimedia journalist who uncovered child labor in mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are the 2021 winners of the Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. A distinguished panel of judges selected the winners from among 130 applicants.

December
8
2020

Nigerian Journalist Wins 2020 Michael Elliott Award for Documentary Exposing Sexual Harassment in African Universities

Kiki Mordi, who went undercover to reveal sexual harassment facing students at two universities in Nigeria and Ghana, has been named the 2020 winner of the Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. A distinguished panel of judges selected the Nigerian journalist from among 184 applicants.  

April
17
2019

Kenyan Journalist Wins 2019 Michael Elliott Award for Coverage of Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation

Dorcas Wangira, who reported on the harm caused by female genital mutilation and the hope offered by five tech-savvy teenage girls, has been named the 2019 winner of the Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. A distinguished panel of judges selected the Kenyan journalist from among 218 applicants for this prize.

May
25
2018

Nigerian journalist stresses importance of putting human faces on victims of terrorism

Journalists have a responsibility to show the humanity of people they cover and not treat them as statistics or faceless entities, says a Nigerian journalist whose powerful reporting about victims of the Boko Haram terrorist group earned him a coveted international award.

May
8
2018

Nigerian Reporter Wins 2018 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling

Abubakar Ibrahim, a Nigerian reporter and editor whose work conveys the human toll of terrorism and displacement, has been named winner of the 2018 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling.