Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Dear Mamadou Edrisa,
All of us at the International Center for Journalists wish you a happy and healthy holiday season. As we look ahead to 2012, we want to extend a special thanks to friends like you. At ICFJ, we have had our best year ever, doubling the number of programs we run around the world. We are using mobile technology to reach the underserved. We are forming citizen journalism networks that are working with mainstream media to expose corruption.
Take a look at eight good reasons to support ICFJ. Your donation will help us increase the free flows of quality news. Now, more than ever, we need reliable information in our interconnected world.
Very gratefully,
Joyce Barnathan
@ICFJ helped launch a $1M fund for media innovation in Africa with partners African Media Initiative @Google @OmidyarNetwork @KnightFdn @KASonline @StateDept @IFRANews @GatesFoundation @HacksHackers

Mobile news service by @ICFJKnight Fellow Shu Choudhary is reaching India’s most isolated regions; citizens made 69,000+ calls, generating 1,100 news reports @CGnet_Swara

Health reporting team formed by @ICFJKnight Fellow Sunday Dare covered woeful clinic conditions in Nigeria = local government hired1,100 health workers 

Journos from #Pakistan worked in U.S. newsrooms and helped break stereotypes at a tense time in relations 

@IJNet and IJNet Mobile posted 1,000+ journalism training opportunities for audiences in 180 countries in 7 languages;@ICFJAnywhere offered online courses year-round 

@HacksHackers journos + technologists tackle digital news challenges in Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia thanks to @ICFJKnight Fellow @AymanSalah  

@ICFJ program for minority journos sponsored by @FordFoundation: @CindyeRodriguez’s @TIME story on #gayrights for the Orthodox in Israel = most emailed for 2 weeks  

MiPanamaTransparente.com is tracking corruption + crime using #crowdsourcing and PSAs #techthatmatters @ICFJKnight @Ushahidi 

For more information, please visit www.icfj.org
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