ICFJ Names 12 International Journalism Exchange Fellows
Recipients include two Daniel Pearl Fellows from Syria and Malaysia who
will spend time at leading Jewish publications in U.S.
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 Forum. 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 Fellow) Vitali Lipik, Special correspondent, http://www.open.by, Belarus (Paul Klebnikov Fellow) Ramy Mansour, Editor, Al Watan, Syria (Daniel Pearl Fellow) Basil Okoor, Managing Editor, Ammonnews, Jordan Mark Zablon Oloo, Associate Editor, Business, Kenya Times Newspapers, Kenya Ana Marie Pamintuan, Executive Editor, The Philippine Star, Philippines Joseph Raj, Assistant News Editor, The Star, Malaysia (Daniel Pearl Fellow) 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. Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link. Patrick Butler http://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=58545 Joyce Barnathan http://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=58544
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