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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WHO Violence Prevention Reporting Program

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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 impacts on families and children, much less, its toll on socioeconomic development and public health. Violence prevention efforts, which require societal and political

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Journalism Ethics Training in the Middle East

In partnership with the Facebook Journalism Project, ICFJ has designed a training program focused on ethical reporting practices for journalists in the Arab world.

The program will target Arab journalists and media managers from legacy as well as digital outlets across the Middle East and North Africa with the objective of

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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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2020 First Hundred Days Reporting Program

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After the huge success of our 2017 First Hundred Days Reporting Program, ICFJ is excited to revive the program for the 2020 election and adapt it to fit the needs of our current state of affairs by transforming it into a digital fellowship. 

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) with

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Countering State-Based COVID-19 Public Health Disinformation: Remote Training for Journalists and Media

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As disinformation around public health issues has become more prevalent, journalists and media professionals must navigate a complex information environment to report effectively around public health crises like COVID-19. 

ICFJ has partnered with CRDF Global, on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, to provide journalists with the skills and strategies to properly identify and counter disinformation around health security issues. 

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Dow Jones Foundation Webinar Series

Thanks to generous support from the Dow Jones Foundation, ICFJ is able to bring cutting-edge reporting tips and storytelling techniques to thousands of webinar participants across the globe. Over the past two years, we’ve quintupled our audience size and now reach more than 6,000 journalists, bloggers and students annually. ICFJ Knight Fellows working in Latin America, South Asia and Africa led our most recent webinars.

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ICFJ-Facebook Training & Reporting Grants Program: Reporting on Refugee Communities Amidst a Pandemic

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is pleased to partner with Facebook Journalism Project on a training program that allows journalists across the Middle East and North Africa to produce high-quality and engaging stories that shine a light on life in refugee camps at this time of the coronavirus pandemic. The program equips journalists with the skills, resources, and technical support needed to produce compelling reports that surface underreported stories from refugee camps across countries with large refugee communities such as Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. With an emphasis on the direct and indirect consequences of COVID-19 on an already struggling community. The goal is to ensure that this vulnerable community is not forgotten during the global pandemic.

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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.