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.

Oct 02, 2007, 01:00 ET from International Center for Journalists

    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
      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,
     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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     Patrick Butler
     Joyce Barnathan

SOURCE International Center for Journalists