Author Archives: Press Partners

18 Feb
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Fellowship Targets New Countries, Forms New Partnerships

By Maria Jose Valero and David Reed Eight journalists chosen for the 2016 fellowship program come from countries with media environments that range from challenging (Pakistan, Kenya) or regressive (Turkey, Ukraine)  to extremely repressive (Iran, Cuba). Press Partners considered the ...

10 Feb
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Ukraine newspaper uses crowdfunding to support fellowship

By Maria Jose Valero Kyiv Post chief editor Brian Bonner believes two graduates of the Alfred Friendly fellowship program strengthened his newsroom, and he was determined to pave the way for a third Post reporter to participate in the program. ...

06 Jan
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Reporter draws from fellowship to cover Mideast conflicts

By Elise Schmelzer Even after hustling out of Syria in the middle of the night under the threat of death, Alia Ibrahim continues to report from flashpoints in the Middle East and Europe. She can’t imagine doing anything else. Ibrahim, ...

06 Jan
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Former Daniel Pearl Fellow’s probe of Pakistan tax laws leads to reform

By Elise Schmelzer Umar Cheema loves taxes. The Pakistani journalist sees paying them as a civic duty, and he’s devoted to making sure people in power are paying them, too. Cheema, a former Daniel Pearl Fellow, uses the tax codes ...

Many schools in Yemen have closed because of the fighting
12 Dec
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Letter From Yemen: ‘Will the world know about our suffering?’

By Malak Shaher It’s been four years since I was working at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as an Alfred Friendly Fellow. The experience improved my professional skills in many ways. After I came back to Yemen, I continued working as a journalist ...

12 Dec
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Nepal earthquake recollections: I feel lucky to have survived

By Surendra Phuyal It was nothing like I had experienced before. Nothing like the current generation has experienced before. More than five weeks after the April 25 earthquake struck Nepal’s mountains, I still feel as if the ground is shaking. ...

15 Nov
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Then and Now: Shamim Ashraf

Fellowship Year: 2007 Fellowship Host News Organization: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Current Position: Web Editor (Content), The Daily Star Biography:   Shamim Ashraf is a multinational, multimedia journalist based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is online editor of The Daily Star, the nation’s largest English-language newspaper ...

24 Sep
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Daniel Pearl Foundation fellowship draws 55 applicants

The Daniel Pearl Fellowship program for 2016 attracted a diverse pool of applicants, including 10 from the war-torn countries of Syria, Yemen, Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq. Overall, Alfred Friendly Press Partners received qualified applications from 55 journalists working in 15 ...

21 Sep
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AFPP conducts investigative journalism training in Islamabad

Hands-on model with Pakistani, U.S. coaches makes quick impact Thirty Pakistani journalists learned effective investigative reporting techniques during a weeklong training seminar in Islamabad, and participants quickly used their new skills to produce news articles intended to influence public policy ...

10 Sep
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Then and Now: Marina Walker Guevara

Fellowship Year: 2002 Fellowship Host News Organization: The Philadelphia Inquirer Current Position: Deputy Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, a project of the Center for Public Integrity. The ICIJ brings together reporters from around the world to collaborate on investigative reporting. Biography:  ...