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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

December
11
2019

Ten Latin American News Startups Get Grants and Consulting to Help Boost Their Bottom Line

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Velocidad, an accelerator designed to help independent news media in Latin America become sustainable, has selected 10 digital startups to receive investments and specialized consulting services. Velocidad was established with funding from Luminate and designed by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and SembraMedia to support the important work of independent media outlets. 

December
10
2019

From a Fledgling Blog to a Vibrant News Group, Agencia Mural Reports on the Poorest in Brazil

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In 2010, Vagner de Alencar took a journalism course by ICFJ Knight Fellow Bruno Garcez and became a blogger for a citizen journalism site launched by Garcez to cover São Paulo's favelas. Almost 10 years later, the blog has grown into a well-respected news site and Alencar is now co-director of Agencia Mural, overseeing almost 90 correspondents in dozens of favelas around the massive city.

November
22
2019

Facebook Journalism Project Renews ICFJ Partnership to Help Arab Journalists Combat Misinformation

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More than 10,000 journalists across the Middle East and North Africa will learn to identify social media solutions that will strengthen the quality of reporting and help them make stronger connections with their audiences, through an initiative of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the Facebook Journalism Project

November
16
2019

Journalists in ICFJ Network Pursue the Truth Despite the Risks

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Across the globe, ICFJ's unparalleled network of journalists produces news stories that have tremendous impact. We believe that whatever we are trying to achieve in society – better governance, a cleaner environment, elevating the lives of the poorest  it takes a journalist to expose the problems and help us find solutions.

November
8
2019

ICFJ Honorees Fight for Journalism that Defends the Truth in Divisive Times

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Last night, at ICFJ’s 35th Anniversary Awards Dinner, we celebrated outstanding journalists who speak truth to power and have great impact. The honorees challenged journalists to fight corruption, speak up for the powerless and stand up to those who seek to distort the truth. 

November
8
2019

Serbian Journalist: Undermining The Media Is First Step In Dismantling Democracy

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Serbia is a good case study for understanding how autocrats can take over a democracy, said investigative journalist Stevan Dojčinović as he accepted the Knight International Journalism Award from the International Center for Journalists.

November
8
2019

Kenyan Broadcast Journalist Is Changing The World “One Story At A Time”

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Kenyan TV reporter Rose Wangui doesn’t shy away from taboo subjects. She has  tackled topics such as sexual bondage of young girls, violence against Kenyan women workers overseas, and squalid school conditions where children lack even desks or pencils.

November
8
2019

CBS's Palmer: International Reporting A “Powerful Weapon” Against Those Who Seek To Divide Us

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Strong international reporting is one of the most powerful weapons against “dog-whistle populism” and politicians who work to divide people into “us” and “them,” said CBS News senior foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer.

November
8
2019

Marty Baron Urges Journalists To Be “Unshakably Committed To Our Mission” Despite Attacks

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Journalists have no alternative but to push back against those who cynically distort the truth in the service of political ambition, said Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron as he accepted a top award from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). 

October
15
2019

ICFJ Survey: Journalists Worldwide are Embracing Technology to Tackle Daunting Challenges

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Journalists around the world are increasingly turning to digital technology to help address daunting challenges such as the spread of misinformation and growing attacks on reporters, according to the International Center for Journalists’ 2019 survey of the State of Technology in Global Newsrooms.