Author Archives: Press Partners

14 Jul
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Indian industrialist and education champion funds fellowship

Abhaya Kumar, a first-generation industrialist from Chennai who’s now chairman of one of India’s largest biotech companies, has made a significant contribution to Alfred Friendly Press Partners that will fund fellowships for rising-star journalists from India in 2018 and 2019. ...

14 Jul
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Pearl Fellow wins prestigious Chevening Scholarship

Nicholas Cheng, a 2017 Daniel Pearl Fellow from Malaysia, has been awarded a Chevening Scholarship and accepted into the London School of Economics, where he intends to earn a master’s degree in Conflict Studies. The Chevening Scholarship, aimed at developing ...

06 Jul
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Investigative journalism conference an eye-opening experience

By Ashley Bahati Lime |  I discovered something both surprising and shocking at the annual Investigative Reporters and Editors conference in Phoenix, Arizona:  Out of more than 1,500 journalists from across the globe at the event, I may have been the ...

21 Jun
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Feeling safe means ‘no guns’ for me

By Yuliana Romanyshyn |  Until recently, I’ve never thought of war in my country or encountering people with guns. For me, war was happening in faraway places and in the memory of my grandparents and older generations who lived through ...

14 Jun
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Hacking time

By Nicholas Cheng | Here’s something I would never thought I’d say. I don’t have enough time! The moment the alarm rings at 6.30am, the day has begun and the race is on. All engines go. First the derby is off ...

21 May
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My Broadway shot, and I took it

By Nicholas Cheng|  I made a very impulsive purchase one evening last week after doing my weekly budget spreadsheet:  A ticket for one person, in the D row of the Orpheum Theater, to watch “Hamilton.” Now for those who do not ...

17 May
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War draws Ukrainian back to reporting

YULIANA ROMANYSHYN Kyiv, Ukraine | Reporter, Kyiv Post Alfred Friendly Fellow | Hosts: Missourian, Chicago Tribune By Veengas Yasmeen | Yuliana Romanyshyn had a comfortable job at an information technology company in a city near Ukraine’s western border when the ...

17 May
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Cuban reporter pursues family tradition — hard-hitting journalism

TEO SANCHEZ ESCOBAR Havana, Cuba | Reporter, 14yMedio Alfred Friendly Fellow | Host: New Tropic, Miami By Smitha Rajan | Long before he wrote his first news article, Teo Escobar understood the perils that await a journalist who insists on ...

17 May
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Indian journalist positive, and pragmatic

SMITHA RAJAN Ahmedabad, India | Assistant Editor, DNA (Daily News and Analysis) Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman Fellow | Host: Politifact By Teo Escobar | Early in her career, Smitha Rajan was reporting a story timed for Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday ...

17 May
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Crime reporter undaunted by dangers in northwest Pakistan

SALMAN YOUSAFZAI Peshawar, Pakistan| Reporter, The Frontier Post Daniel Pearl Fellow | Host: Minneapolis Star Tribune By Binita Dahal | “From the very beginning my passion was always to tell stories about the place where I belong,” The Frontier Post ...