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.
ICFJ “Boot camp” empowers Arab journalists to serve their societies through the use of digital media
By Dina Tariq
Twenty-three years of authoritarian government and no freedom of expression left Tunisian citizen journalist, Safaa Daouas, worried and concerned about participating in ICFJ’s “boot camp” in Jordan, “Building a Digital Gateway to Better Lives.”
By H.J. Cummins
Crediting his ICFJ Anywhere trainings for bringing a new level of professionalism to his work, Algerian journalism consultant Nassim Lakehal is creating hefty websites with the latest in online writing styles as well as multimedia and interactive features.
Among his most recent successes are the redesigned website for Al-Yaum, one of the most popular newspapers in Saudi Arabia today, and Gate of the Algerian press, a groundbreaking site dedicated to commentary on Arab media.