Sub-Saharan Africa

Leap: ICFJ's News Innovation Lab

ICFJ’s goal is to identify the most pressing challenges affecting journalism and its mission to serve the public. Addressing those challenges requires creativity – and the time and support to think innovatively. That’s where ICFJ’s Leap news innovation program comes in.

Leap: ICFJ's News Innovation Lab

ICFJ’s goal is to identify the most pressing challenges affecting journalism and its mission to serve the public. Addressing those challenges requires creativity – and the time and support to think innovatively. That’s where ICFJ’s Leap news innovation program comes in.

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WHO Road Safety Reporting

In partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO),  ICFJ has previously extended opportunities to over 350 journalists from 45 countries to participate in road safety reporting programs. These training sessions and global conferences work to deepen participants’ knowledge and expand their access to experts with the goal of raising awareness and spurring dialogue around critical – yet underreported – road safety issues. 

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Strengthening Regional Journalism Through Data Capacity Building: A Cross-Border Approach in West Africa

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is partnering with the U.S. Embassy Conakry on an eight-month program that will help journalists strengthen their reporting skills in data analysis, fact-checking, and investigative reporting in order to more effectively fight mis/disinformation in the Sahel. 

ICFJ will support journalists across Chad, Guinea, Mali

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Awards for Journalistic Excellence in Guinea

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The Republic of Guinea, led by a military government that took power through a 2021 coup, is in the throes of an uncertain transition that the new leadership has promised will result in democratic reforms. For democracy to become established and flourish, independent journalists must be trained to perform their essential function as watchdogs for the public interest.

Hans Staiger Investigative Reporting Award

Journalists in the global network of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) are invited to apply for the Hans Staiger Investigative Reporting Award to pursue an investigative project of their choosing. Applicants should submit a project idea that seeks to uncover hidden truths, expose wrongdoing, and reveal information that holds the powerful to account.

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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.