Middle East / North Africa

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IJNet Arabic Training Network Powered by Google News Initiative

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is partnering with the Google News Initiative to help journalists across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) embrace the era of digital journalism. In ICFJ’s recent global survey on how newsrooms are adapting to the digital age, ICFJ found that more than half

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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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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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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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Social Media Solutions Training for Journalists in the Middle East and North Africa

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Continuing our partnership with the Facebook Journalism Project, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is expanding our work with journalists in the Middle East and North Africa by equipping participants with the latest tools to sort fact from fiction online and use social media to support quality journalism. 

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Reporting Tour for Arab Journalists

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In recent years, Eastern European countries have been overrun with propaganda and disinformation, resulting in a decline of public trust in the media. As the misinformation crisis expands rapidly across borders, it’s more important than ever for journalists of different backgrounds to come together to find solutions.

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Reporting Tour for Egyptian Journalists in South Korea and Japan

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) conducted a reporting and fact-finding tour for eight Egyptian journalists in South Korea and Japan in early 2018. With the rising threat and uncertainty over North Korea’s nuclear arms program, the tour was a timely immersion for the Egyptian journalists in information about the threats that loom over South Korea and Japan, two countries that, like Egypt, are important U.S. partners.