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.

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Just the Facts: Investigative Journalism in Pursuit of Truth and Transparency

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in partnership with the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI), will build the capacity and deepen the professional knowledge of Sri Lankan journalists and editors by providing them with the skills to conduct investigations, identify reliable sources, and fact-check information.

Participating journalists and editors will

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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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Africa Regional Journalism Workshops

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In partnership with the U.S. State Department’s Africa Regional Services (ARS), the International Center For Journalists (ICFJ) is excited to provide an in-depth training program focused on equipping African journalists with relevant resources, tools, and knowledge covering existing and new challenges, such as COVID-19 and disinformation.

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

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

South Asia Journalism Workshop

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

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Facebook South Africa COVID-19 Local News Relief Fund Application

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is partnering with the Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) to administer nine grants to independent local news organizations in South Africa that are producing quality journalism amidst the COVID-19 crisis. This grant program will provide urgent financial support for independent publishers with a special focus

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The Belt and Road Initiative: A Study Tour for Arab Journalists

Participants from ICFJ's 2018 Reporting Tour for Arab Journalists, with Program Assistant Tabitha Richmond.
China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has raised questions about the regional power’s growing global influence. To date, more than 60 countries have either indicated interest in or signed on to projects under the project that promised to generate investment and employment in some of the world’s poorest countries. Nearly
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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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Potenciar líderes del mundo del periodismo en la República Dominicana

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El Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ, por sus siglas en inglés) está apoyando a la próxima generación de jóvenes líderes de medios de comunicación en la República Dominicana, para ayudarlos a crear un sistema de medios modernos.

En la República Dominicana hay una brecha generacional en los medios. Trabajando con