Author Archives: Press Partners

25 Feb
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AFF board member analyzes Malaysiakini’s success

“Malaysiakini has taken advantage of the precarious space allowing comparatively free journalism on the Internet,” Tim Carrington writes in a report on the online news platform, which was launched in 1999 “in a country of continuous and pervasive media controls.” ...

17 Dec
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Peshawar massacre survivor talks with Pearl Foundation fellow

These are the comments of 12-year-old Ali, a survivor of the Peshawar massacre, as recorded by journalist Kiran Nazish, a 2014 Daniel Pearl Fellow, on Dec. 16 at the hospital where the injured child was brought in. “In the name ...

15 Dec
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Then and Now: Jaideep Hardikar

Fellowship Year: 2009 Fellowship Host News Organization: South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Home news organization and position at the time of the fellowship: Principal Correspondent with the Mumbai-based Daily News & Analysis (DNA) Current Position: Special Correspondent, The Telegraph Biography:  Jaideep Hardikar is Special ...

14 Oct
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A message from David Reed

Members of the Friendly Family, I’m really excited to share this news with you: The Alfred Friendly Press Partners board has asked me to run the organization after Executive Director Kathleen Graham departs to become the Executive Director of the ...

14 Oct
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Journalist David Reed joins AFPP

David Reed, a journalism educator and veteran news correspondent, has been selected to run Alfred Friendly Press Partners following the departure of Executive Director Kathleen Graham. Reed is an adjunct professor at The Missouri School of Journalism, former Associated Press ...

28 Sep
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Records reveal fracking companies buy Illinois farmland at cheap prices

  By Anastasia Forina   The importance of having a system of open records can’t be overstated.  I got a chance to see how that system works in the United States when I shadowed my mentor at the Chicago Tribune, ...

21 Sep
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U.S. System of Open Records Improves Governance

  By Arshad Dogar  A number of people ask me about the difference between journalism in America compared to Pakistan.  A major difference is the U.S. system of open records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). enacted in 1966. ...

21 Sep
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Transparency: a key to effective journalism

By Sahar Majid The U.S. system of open records is an effective way to create transparency by providing information to  journalists and the public. This data makes a journalist’s work easier, saves his time and energy and also provides the ...

22 Aug
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Open Records Crucial to Democracy

 BY DANIEL PEARL FELLOW ASMA GHRIBI  I had heard and read about the U.S. system of open records, but only during my experience at the Wall Street Journal, did I experience it firsthand. I spent the first few months of ...

21 Aug
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Why American Media Digs Deeper and Unearths More

BY HARRY MISIKO I appreciate why American media digs deeper and offers more to its readers, listeners and viewers compared to Kenyan and African news channels. U.S. federal and state governments have enacted laws that do not only promote but ...