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.
The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is offering a six-week online course on covering conflict: challenges, opportunities and best practices for Egyptian journalists. The course will be held from November 18, 2013, to December 29, 2013. The deadline to apply is November 8, 2013.
African journalists are invited to participate in a six-week online course: “Covering Development in Africa.” The course will be held from May 20, 2013, to June 28, 2013. The deadline to apply is May 6, 2013.
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.