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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

January
8
2019

Call for Nominations: 2019 Knight International Journalism Awards

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Each year, the International Center for Journalists honors outstanding colleagues with the Knight International Journalism Award at our annual gala in Washington, D.C. We’re now seeking nominees whose pioneering coverage or media innovations have made an impact on the lives of people in their countries or regions. Candidates can be reporters, editors, technologists, media managers, citizen journalists or bloggers.

December
21
2018

ICFJ Welcomes Reversal of Unjust Verdict in Egypt

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) welcomes the verdict Thursday to acquit five of its employees, who were unjustly convicted in Egypt in 2013. The five defendants -- Americans and Egyptians -- worked for ICFJ on programs that helped Egyptian journalists better report about issues in their communities. The acquittal finally

December
19
2018

An App is Helping Save the Lives of Young Men in South Africa’s Eastern Cape

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In South Africa’s Eastern Cape, where circumcision of teen boys is a rite of passage to adulthood, unlicensed surgeons too often cause injury and even death. To help reduce the number of botched circumcisions, a pioneering web app developed in partnership with ICFJ Knight Fellow Chris Roper is connecting young men with trained surgeons.

December
18
2018

New Campaign to Help Embattled Journalist Maria Ressa, Rappler with Critical Legal Support

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The legal pressure on Filipino journalist Maria Ressa and her independent news site, Rappler.com, continues to mount. With the latest court filings, our 2018 Knight International Journalism Award winner’s media organization is now battling five tax cases. And Ressa - a beacon of quality journalism - faces possible arrest.

December
14
2018

Our Prediction in 2019: Measuring Impact Will Increase Audience Trust

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News organizations have gotten very good at measuring things like impressions, reach, and engagement. We are great at determining who is reading our content, how long they spend with it, and how they are sharing it.

December
13
2018

ICFJ Knight Fellow Named Among Africa’s Most Influential

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Kenyan journalist Catherine Gicheru, an ICFJ Knight Fellow who champions fact-checking, data and digital innovation to improve the quality of news coverage, has been named by New African magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans of 2018.

December
11
2018

ICFJ’s 2018 Knight Award Winner Maria Ressa Named a TIME Person of the Year

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TIME has named a group of embattled journalists, including ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award winner Maria Ressa of the Philippines, its Person of the Year for 2018.

November
27
2018

New Program Will Help Arab Journalists Sort Fact from Fiction on Social Media

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More than two thousand journalists across the Middle East and North Africa will strengthen how they use social media to verify information, engage audiences and protect themselves online, through a new initiative from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the Facebook Journalism Project.

The Social Media Solutions program

November
20
2018

Journalism Contest Winners Highlight the Human Toll of Poor Health Care

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Winners of the 2018 Global Health Reporting Contest shone a light on the resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, high infant mortality among India’s poorest populations and scarcity of healthcare in rural China.

November
9
2018

ICFJ Honorees Call on Journalists to Stand Together Amid Global Threats

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Last night, at the ICFJ Awards Dinner, we highlighted the tremendous impact of intrepid journalists at this ominous moment. The honorees found innovative ways to keep information flowing in these hard times and shed light on important global issues – from corruption to modern-day slavery. Above all, they delivered a consistent message: Journalists need to stand together at a time of unsettling threats and clampdowns on a free press.