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WHO Road Safety Reporting

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

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Applications are now open! Learn more and apply here.

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

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African Academy for Open Source Investigation

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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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Académie Africaine pour l’Enquête Open Source

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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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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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European Media Study Tour Examining Chinese Influence in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will send eight European journalists on a reporting trip to investigate China’s influence in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa. During the three-day reporting and fact-finding tour, the group will meet with government officials, local media, and civil society counterparts to gain a better understanding of the Africa–China relationship.

TruthBuzz: Making the Truth Go Viral

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TruthBuzz recruited five full-time Fellows to work in newsrooms in some of the most populous nations: Brazil, India, Indonesia, Nigeria and the United States. The Fellows will help reporters adopt compelling storytelling methods that improve the reach and impact of fact-checking and help “inoculate” audiences against false or misleading information.