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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
10
2020

First-ever Students from Peru, Jordan and Ireland join Global Business Journalism program

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The global coronavirus pandemic has forced the Global Business Journalism program to consider completing the 2019-2020 academic year online. No final decision has been made, GBJ academic officer Chengzhang Li said on April 8.

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. 

September
4
2020

ICFJ Pays Tribute to Life-long Supporter Paula Gibson Krimsky

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The International Center for Journalists is saddened by the loss of Paula Gibson Krimsky, wife of ICFJ founder and first president George Krimsky and an early and life-long supporter of ICFJ. She passed away at the age of 77 on August 30 after a brief battle with cancer. 

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
26
2020

Covering the Pandemic's Impact on Haiti's Deaf Community

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Haitian journalist Milo Milfort's mantra is to never accept authorities' words as the undeniable truth before questioning them. He is an active participant in the Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum, a project of the International Journalists’ Network and their parent organization, International Center for Journalists. He is the author of an article about the impact of the pandemic and mask wearing on Haiti's deaf population, which was chosen as one of the Forum’s top stories in its monthly story contest.

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.