21st Century Changemakers: Media Business in the Disinformation Age

Media professionals and journalists from North Macedonia’s public news agency will be in Northeast Ohio to address current trends and challenges in the television, radio, and print journalism environment. The impact of disinformation and “fake news” on journalism and politics will also be covered. International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Each year, over 300 professionals from […]

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Managing Facts in the Age of Digital Media

Eight visitors from Thailand, highly respected reporters and leaders in journalism, will approach the issues facing media and news emerging in the digital age.  By meeting with Cleveland-based news outlets as well as other related organizations, the role of media in politics and in spreading information to the public will be examined. International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) Program Each […]

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Promoting Good Governance and Accountability in the U.S.: The Role of Journalists

Investigative journalists, broadcasters, news editors, and media managers from Nigeria will explore the impact of U.S. news reporting on government accountability in this 10-day IVLP exchange. A visit to Cleveland will include discussions with print, broadcast, and television news editors and reporters focused on the media’s role as a “watchdog” in governance and society. Through […]

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Economic and Business Reporting Skills for Journalists

While India’s vibrant media remained the freest in South Asia in 2014, press freedom in the country was threatened by several factors, including a series of legal actions against journalists and editorial interference by media owners in the run-up to the May national elections. Continued violence against journalists, attempts at surveillance, and blocking of news […]

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Human Rights and Media Freedom: Tajikistan

As a mountainous landlocked country in Central Asia and a former state of the USSR, Tajikistan is relatively stable. However, the recent conflict in the southern region of Gorno-Badakhshan in July 2012 saw severe fighting, and nervousness among the population has increased due to the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan. Additionally, journalists reporting on […]

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Investigative Journalism

Two visitors from Indonesia will be meeting with various Cleveland organizations to learn about the rights and responsibilities of a free press in a democracy. In addition, they will be analyzing the role that investigative journalists play in U.S. society by raising awareness on social concerns and reporting on difficult issues. One special area of study […]

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