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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

May
24
2018

Digital News Trailblazers from the Philippines and Venezuela to Receive Top International Journalism Award

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Two digital pioneers who have used their news websites to expose corruption and abuse of power in the Philippines and Venezuela have been tapped for the 2018 Knight International Journalism Awards, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) announced.

May
24
2018

New York Times Chairman and CNN Correspondent to Receive Top Honors at Premier International Media Gala

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The International Center for Journalists will honor Arthur Sulzberger Jr., chairman of The New York Times Company, and Nima Elbagir, CNN correspondent, at its Awards Dinner on Nov. 8 in Washington, D.C.

May
24
2018

ICFJ Calls for Immediate Release of Egyptian Blogger

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) calls for the immediate release of our 2007 Knight International Journalism Award winner, Wael Abbas. Abbas is a prominent blogger who exposed police brutality and other human rights violations. His work led to the arrest of police officers whose abuses were shown in videos

May
10
2018

Data Journalism Project in Colombia Tracks Progress Toward Peace

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As Colombia works to secure a lasting peace after decades of conflict, a team of pioneering journalists are rigorously tracking the country’s progress using a powerful tool: data journalism.  Led by ICFJ Knight Fellow Fabiola Torres Lopez, the team behind “La Paz en el Terreno” (“Peace in the Field”) has built two databases focused on key indicators of peace.

May
8
2018

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

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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.

April
23
2018

Riveting Documentary on Slain Journalist Wins Top Investigative Award

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Killing Pavel: Journalists showed "incredible tenacity and courage" in a film on the murder of a journalist in Ukraine.

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and its Ukrainian partner, Slidstvo.Info, have won this year’s Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Medal for their work on the investigative documentary “Killing Pavel” on the unsolved murder of a Belarussian reporter.
April
11
2018

With Impacto, Newsrooms Can Show, Not Just Tell, Why Their Work Matters

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News organizations eager to earn their communities’ trust and grow their revenue have a powerful new set of tools at their disposal: the Impacto platform. ICFJ Knight Fellow Pedro Burgos this week in Sao Paulo launched a public version of Impacto, a project backed by the Google News Initiative, which helps newsrooms and journalists better track, understand and demonstrate the impact of their reporting on communities and society.

April
3
2018

Google News Initiative Supports ICFJ's Large-Scale Digital Program in Mideast

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Google announced during its first Google News Initiative event in Dubai today a large-scale effort to offer digital skills trainings to thousands of journalists across the MENA region. In partnership with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and its IJNet Arabic service, trainings will focus on digital tools to gather and source information, enhance trust and verification, and support data-driven journalism and immersive storytelling.

March
29
2018

Craig Newmark Philanthropies Backs ICFJ's New Global Effort to Help the Truth Go Viral

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With the support of Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is expanding its TruthBuzz initiative, designed to find new ways to help verified facts reach the widest possible audience. The initial TruthBuzz contest uncovered exciting and effective methods for countering disinformation and sharing instantly understandable fact-checking.

March
19
2018

New Master's Degree in Journalism to Produce Pakistan's 'Stars of Tomorrow’

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In Pakistan, where independent news media are relatively new but growing quickly, the demand for well-trained, professional journalists outpaces the supply. Yet aspiring journalists studying at the country’s universities have lacked access to hands-on training.