A program for journalists offered by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Administered by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)
Latin America and the Caribbean is the world´s most crime-ridden region. Its 2012 murder rate of nearly 24 per 100,000 citizens is amongst the world´s highest. One in five Latin Americans report having been victim of a robbery over the past year. The cost of crime varies from 2 percent of GDP to over 10 percent. And while about 30 percent of Latin America´s murders are linked to drug trafficking, Latin America has been violent for decades, even before the rise of major cartels: its murder rate has been five to eight times higher than that of Europe and Asia since the 1950s.
ICFJ Anywhere is offering the first in a series of webinars, supported by Dow Jones. Digital and mobile security is critically important for journalists and bloggers who work in challenging conditions. This webinar will highlight a combination of new and classic tools to protect journalists in the digital era.
Join a select group of Indian journalists and journalism students in “Video Storytelling – A Hands-on, Interactive Online Course.” This six-week seminar, offered by the 9.9 School of Communication and supported by the International Center for Journalists, will run from December 2, 2013, to January 10, 2014. Qualified candidates will receive a full scholarship. The best participants will win a week-long coaching session with a video collaborator for The New York Times’ India Ink.
Five Mideast journalists win latest round of “Digital Gateway” program
By Daniel Lynx Bernard
The International Center for Journalists has honored five journalists from the Middle East and North Africa for excellence in using digital technology for public-service journalism. The honorees under the program “Building a Digital Gateway to Better Lives” used multimedia on the web to examine sexual harassment in Egypt, illegal drugs in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, the sterilization of mentally disabled girls in Jordan, and the growing water crisis in Yemen.
The International Center for Journalists has awarded honors and financial support to five professional and citizen journalists from the Middle East and North Africa for excellence in using digital technology to cover the pressing public issues of children’s rights, sexual harassment, pollution and land mines.
An ICFJ training participant, Musab Shawabkeh, went undercover and discovered corruption in the secondary educational system in Jordan. He says that Jordan is a "country with a tribal nature and people's perceptions and understanding of the nature of journalistic work and goals vary," so when he is working he knows that that he is making himself vulnerable.
Hanan Khandakji first began her story on the abuse of disabled children in Jordan last year at an ICFJ boot camp in Cairo. Less than a year later, the final documentary has led to numerous suspects charged with abuse in what is now an ongoing investigation.
At a time when religion is stirring up fierce tensions around the world, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) created a course to help journalists provide informed and unbiased coverage of faiths and their frequent collisions with politics.