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U.S. election 2008 brought foreign journalists and global perspectives

Readers and listeners all over the world enjoyed special insight into the U.S. presidential election as a result of the International Center for Journalists' (ICFJ) Elections 2008 Visiting Journalists Program.

Jerri Eddings | November 12, 2008

Obama win makes headlines around the world

On November 5, 2008, the day after the United States elected Democratic Senator Barack Obama to be its 44th president, newspapers around the world dedicated front-page space to the historic news.

Jessica Weiss | November 06, 2008

Guide aims to improve election reporting in Africa

A guide recently released by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) addresses the challenges of covering elections in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Renata Johnson | October 31, 2008

A day in the life: Othman Mohammed, a journalist in Iraq

June 18, 2008 (Translated from Arabic) --

بسام سبتي | October 31, 2008

Webb on the Web: Following the U.S. Presidential Elections

I've decided to showcase innovative U.S. elections coverage, because I think that some of the projects currently being offered at news organizations here are spectacular and may help inform the work you're doing in your office.

Amy Webb, IJNet Digital Media Columnist | October 14, 2008

A Training Manual For Media Workshops on Avian Influenza

UNICEF and Internews, supported by the Government of Japan, produced this trainer's manual on how to conduct training courses on avian influenza reporting.

Jessica Weiss | October 02, 2008

Online tool allows citizens in crisis to bear witness, report the news

When violence broke out in Kenya following the nation's highly disputed December 2007 presidential election, concerned Kenyan blogger and activist Ory Okolloh began blogging exhaustively about the situation on the ground and highlighting the concerns and hopes of her people.

Jessica Weiss, IJNet Editor | September 19, 2008

Knight fellow: 'Journalists are vital in educating public on climate change'

Recently, Knight International Journalism Fellow Arul Louis discussed media and climate change with Dr. R.K. Pachauri, director-general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), a New Delhi-based organization that focuses on sustainable development. Dr. Pachauri also leads the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S.

Jessica Weiss | August 26, 2008

Knight fellow: 'Journalists are vital in educating public on climate change'

Recently, Knight International Journalism Fellow Arul Louis discussed media and climate change with Dr. R.K. Pachauri, director-general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), a New Delhi-based organization that focuses on sustainable development. Dr. Pachauri also leads the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S.

Jessica Weiss | August 26, 2008

Resources available to help journalists report on climate change

A new Reuters AlertNet online training module aims to help journalists in the developing world cover climate change. The free, 45-minute course gives an overview of some of the pitfalls journalists may face, as well as suggests story ideas.

Jessica Weiss | August 19, 2008

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