Critical-Issues Reporting

We give journalists the expertise to cover complex topics.

From the global health pandemic to economic instability, from migration to religious strife, ICFJ’s programs help journalists better cover issues vital to people’s well-being.

Covering Global Crises

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Stemming the Tide of Intolerance: A Network of South Asian Journalists to Promote Religious Freedom

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South Asia has a vibrant media landscape; however, coverage of religion is often limited and only explored within the framework of major political events. Journalists are regularly censored by the government and often targeted by extremist and secularist groups for their work, preventing them from shining a light on issues affecting religious minorities. ICFJ will bring together a group of journalists and digital influencers in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and enable them to illuminate the underlying factors fueling religious persecution.  The program aims to create a lasting regional network dedicated to engaging audiences around news perspectives that embrace diversity and advance religious freedoms.
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Digital Security Training for Journalists in South Asia

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The International Center for Journalists, in partnership with PROTO, will host a six-episode webinar series focused on digital security; it's designed to support those reporting on sensitive issues in South Asia. 

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In the Name of Religion - A Program for Nigerian and Sudanese Journalists to Help Citizens Overcome Barriers to Religious Freedom

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) presents this program; to focus on religious freedom in Nigeria and Sudan –two of four African countries that the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom considers “of particular concern” because of the precarious state of religious freedom.
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Empowering Dominican Media Leaders for a Brighter Tomorrow

In the Dominican Republic there is a generational gap in the media. Working with U.S. and Dominican media experts, ICFJ will foster a community of up to 60 trained young media leaders, including journalists, academics and civil society representatives, who can strengthen freedom and democratic values, including human rights, diversity and acceptance of minorities. Each workshop will have 15 participants. 

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Strengthening Digital Security for Journalists and Civil Society Advocates

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), in partnership with the Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers (BCJB), is offering trainings on digital security for reporters and civil society representatives. The goal is to help journalists and civil society protect their information, data, devices and communications against digital security risks. This is an ICFJ global security initiative which includes an online course and webinar series. It is supported by the Meta Journalism Project.

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Strengthening Digital Security for Journalists and Civil Society Advocates in Latin America

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), in partnership with the Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers (BCJB), is offering trainings on digital security for Latin American reporters and civil society representatives. The goal is to help journalists and civil society in Latin America protect their information, data, devices and communications against digital security risks. This is an ICFJ global security initiative which includes a self-paced online course and webinar series. It is supported by the Meta Journalism Project.

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WHO Violence Prevention Reporting Program

Despite its scale and impact, violence against children is rarely covered in the media outside of one-off stories around specific incidents. Little attention is given to its direct impact on families and children, much less, its toll on socioeconomic development and public health. Violence prevention efforts, which require societal and political