Author Archives: Press Partners

08 May
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Fellowship Blog: Kenyan Parliament fights to tame media – Harry Misiko

KENYAN PARLIAMENT FIGHTS TO TAME MEDIA BY HARRY MISIKO The Fourth Estate. That is the watchdog that some members of the executive and legislative arms of the Kenyan government believe should never operate freely. Like a thief who prays for ...

07 May
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Fellowship Blog: Press Freedom in Ukraine Compared to Chicago – Anastasia Forina

Press Freedom in Ukraine Compared to Chicago BY ANASTASIA FORINA During my first month with the Chicago Tribune I noticed one significant difference between people’s perception of the press in the United States and in Ukraine. It’s all about trust, ...

06 May
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Fellowship Blog: Press freedom: How oppressed are you? – Sherif Tarek, Daniel Pearl Fellow

Press freedom: How oppressed are you? BY SHERIF TAREK, Daniel Pearl Fellow “Have you faced pressure not to report certain issues?” This is a question I have been asked quite frequently since I came here in the United States. The ...

05 May
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Fellowship Blog: Freedom of the Press – Arshad Dogar

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS BY ARSHAD DOGAR                                        As World Press Freedom Day was observed across the world, in Pakistan media houses ...

15 Apr
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Fellowship Blog: My love story – Sahar Majid

My love story . . . to be continued By Sahar Majid This is not my first time in the United States, so many of the experiences I have been having here are not new — more like a rekindled ...

15 Apr
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Fellowship Blog: My After-Purchase-Tax Rude Shock – Harry Misiko

MY AFTER-PURCHASE-TAX RUDE SHOCK BY HARRY MISIKO It was a chilly afternoon in the heart of Washington, D.C., and the talk of a grubby winter refusing to pave way for the much-anticipated spring filled the town and its environs. I ...

06 Apr
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Fellow Story: Northwestern students win $75,000 for device that recharges smartphones

Northwestern students win $75,000 for device that recharges smartphones By Anastasia Forina, Tribune reporter April 6, 2014 A device that uses kinetic energy to recharge smartphone batteries, invented by three students at Northwestern University, won a $75,000 award at Thursday’s ...

13 Mar
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Alfred Friendly Press Partners Names 2014 Fellows

For Immediate Release:  March 13, 2014 Contact:  Katie Rudolph at 202-429-3740 or krudolph@presspartners.org Alfred Friendly Press Partners Names 2014 Fellows  WASHINGTON—The Alfred Friendly Press Partners is pleased to announce its 2014 Fellowship Class. On March 19, the Fellows will arrive in ...

18 Feb
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Tax records in Pakistan now public thanks in part to a report by 2008 Daniel Pearl Fellow Umar Cheema

Reporting that Makes an Impact? Some Answers from Pakistan Published by Global Investigative Journalism Network on February 17, 2014 By: Sheila Coronel On February 15, Pakistan became one of only four countries in the world that make tax records public. ...

15 Feb
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Then and Now: Zeynep Tinaz Alemdar

Fellowship Year:  1986 Fellowship Host News Organization:  Washington Post Mentors: Rick Atkinson and Fred Barbash Current Position:  Regional Executive, Associated Press, based in Istanbul Biography:  Zeynep Tinaz Alemdar is responsible for managing business and developing new clients for print, broadcast ...