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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Strengthening Journalism Education in Georgia

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With the support of the United States Embassy in Tbilisi, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is partnering with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the Arizona State University (ASU) to equip Georgian media educators with the resources, skills, knowledge, and connections needed to strengthen their pedagogical approach and empower the next generation of Georgian journalists to advance a free and vibrant media.  

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Strengthening Digital Security for Journalists and Civil Society Advocates in Asia Pacific

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

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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

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Roles and Responsibilities of Media in a Democracy: Professional Training Program for Ethiopian Journalists

Ethiopian journalists who want to sharpen their skills in investigative journalism, newsgathering, media entrepreneurship, mobile journalism, and more have the opportunity to learn from leading experts through a new program from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and supported by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy in Addis

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Académie Africaine pour l’Enquête Open Source

Ce programme dotera les organismes de surveillance civique, tels que les médias d'investigation et les groupes de réflexion, de compétences techniques, de compétences de vérification et d'utilisation d'outils médico-légaux pour aider à démasquer les comportements problématiques dans l'espace d'information et favoriser l'accès à des informations crédibles.

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African Academy for Open Source Investigation

The initiative will empower investigative media and watchdog NGOs in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal. The project is spearheaded by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), with in-country forensic analysts and trainers from Code for Africa’s (CfA) CivicSignal AI/machine-learning team, iLAB forensic research team, and PesaCheck fact-checking team, besides the technical support from the Cardiff University Crime and Security Research Institute (CSRI) in the U.K. The initiative is supported by the U.S. Department of State.

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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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2020 First Hundred Days Reporting Program

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) with support from U.S. Embassy posts around the globe will host nine international journalists to train them on campaign elections and American politics. Through the program, reporters learn from experts in the lead-up to the up to the U.S. presidential election and receive mentorship from American counterparts.