Our roads are killing us. More than 1.24 million people die and between 20 and 50 million are injured each year in traffic-related incidents. To help improve coverage of this global public health crisis in 2015, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) named 25 journalists as Road Safety Journalism Fellows.
The Fellows, representing 25 countries, attended the 2nd Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety hosted by the government of Brazil and co-sponsored by WHO back in November 2015. The conference, held in Brasilia, Brazil, brought the fellows together to share knowledge and spur action on best practices to report traffic-related fatalities and injuries and improve safety on the roads for all who use them.
Since then, they have returned to their home countries inspired to take action and report on road safety issues ranging from daily road traffic-related fatalities to systemic actions taken by governments to address these problems and prevent further casualties.
The fellows span all parts of the world and represent an array of backgrounds. Get to know more about them, the articles they have published and more in the interactive maps below. Read more about the initiative here.
You can read the fellows' published articles here: