WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Center
for Journalists (ICFJ) announced on Oct. 2 the 2007 participants in the
International Journalism Exchange. The leading editors from 12 countries,
including Zimbabwe, will spend time at U.S. publications such as the Los
Angeles Times, the Houston Chronicle, Science magazine, and The Detroit
News, among others.
Administered by ICFJ and the American Society of Newspaper Editors
(ASNE), the group of 12 is sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight
Foundation, the Hearst Corporation, the Paul Klebnikov Fund, the Daniel
Pearl Foundation, the Scripps Howard Foundation and the World Editors
A group of IJE fellows will also be featured in a panel discussion at
the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on October 11. The event,
Perceptions of America: Just How Bad? is co-sponsored by the International
Correspondents Committee at the National Press Club.
The group was selected from almost 300 applications representing 77
countries by a panel of judges, including leading journalists from USA
Today, the St. Petersburg Times and the Scripps Howard News Service.
The 2007 IJE Fellows are:
Malkhaz Gagua, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Resonance, Georgia
Christopher Gumunyu, Senior Assistant Editor/Managing Editor, The
Financial Gazette, Zimbabwe
Evangelina Hernandez Duarte, Co-Editor, City Section, El Universal, Mexico
Barbara Kaija, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, The New Vision, Uganda (World
Editors Forum Fellow)
Anton Kazarin, Editor-in-Chief, Delovoy Kvartal, Russia (Paul Klebnikov
Vitali Lipik, Special correspondent, http://www.open.by, Belarus (Paul
Ramy Mansour, Editor, Al Watan, Syria (Daniel Pearl Fellow)
Basil Okoor, Managing Editor, Ammonnews, Jordan
Mark Zablon Oloo, Associate Editor, Business, Kenya Times Newspapers,
Ana Marie Pamintuan, Executive Editor, The Philippine Star, Philippines
Joseph Raj, Assistant News Editor, The Star, Malaysia (Daniel Pearl
Cheryl Springer, Assistant Editor, Stabroek News, Guyana
Participants will spend one week in Washington, D.C., and three weeks
at media organizations across the country comparable to their home
newsrooms. The program concludes with a wrap-up session in New York. To
promote cross- cultural understanding, the Daniel Pearl Fellows will also
spend time at major Jewish publications in the U.S.
"This program yields immediate results," said ICFJ President Joyce
Barnathan. "Participants return home with concrete ways to improve their
newsrooms or their profitability -- and their U.S. hosts are equally
inspired by their international colleagues."
Almost 200 editors worldwide have participated in the International
Journalism Exchange since its inception in 1984.
The International Center for Journalists, a non-profit, professional
organization, promotes quality journalism worldwide in the belief that
independent, vigorous media are crucial in improving the human condition.
Since 1984, ICFJ has worked directly with more than 40,000 journalists from
176 countries. Aiming to raise the standards of journalism, ICFJ offers
hands- on training workshops, seminars, fellowships and international
exchanges to reporters and media managers around the globe. For more
information, visit http://www.icfj.org.
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