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Training journalists in the era of fake news

Paris, France | AFP |  As uncannily realistic “deep fake” videos proliferate online, including one recently retweeted by Donald Trump, journalism schools are scrambling to adapt to an era of misinformation — or fake news. Experts discussed how to train tomorrow’s reporters for these new challenges at the World Journalism Education …

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Facebook to invest $300 million in local journalism

New York, United States | AFP | Facebook announced Tuesday that it will invest $300 million over three years in various projects related to journalism, especially to promote local news, which has been hit hard in the digital age. The move comes with online platforms under pressure for dominating the internet advertising ecosystem, making it …

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At least 53 journalists killed on the job this year

New York, US | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 53 journalists were killed on the job this year, 34 of whom were targeted for murder in reprisal for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) found in its annual analysis. The numbers, which represent those killed between January 1 and …

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CPJ announces legal support to defend fearless journalists

New York, US | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and First Look Media’s Press Freedom Defense Fund today announced they are partnering on a fundraising campaign to provide legal support for journalists facing extensive legal battles meant to suppress critical journalism. The International Center for Journalists …

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COMMENT: Journalism’s comeback

Journalists are regaining their credibility and trust is at its highest point in seven years COMMENT | ALEXANDRA BORCHARDT | After years of ill health, the news industry is finally showing signs of a modest recovery. According to the Digital News Report 2018 – the most comprehensive survey of digital media …

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ACME explains delayed Uganda journalism awards

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME)  organised Uganda Journalism Awards gala will this year delay as a new funder is sought for the annual event. The last two editions of the awards were organised with support from the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) in …

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UN, AFP launch prize to honor slain Mexican journalists

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP | The UN and AFP launched an award Thursday to honor journalists who risk their lives to cover human rights abuses in Mexico, in tribute to two celebrated reporters murdered last year. The Breach-Valdez Prize will honor journalists who follow in the footsteps of their …

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