Author Archives: Press Partners

17 May
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Movie featuring journalist inspired Malaysian reporter

NICHOLAS CHENG Petaling Jaya, Malaysia | Reporter, Star Media Group Daniel Pearl Fellow | Host: San Francisco Chronicle, LA Times By Ashley Lime | Nicholas Cheng was watching “The Paper,” a movie about the workaholic editor of a financially distressed ...

17 May
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BBC reporter breaks gender stereotypes in Nepal

BINITA DAHAL Kathmandu, Nepal| Correspondent, BBC Nepali Service Pat and Janna Stueve Fellow | Kansas City Public Television By Salman Yousafzai |  In her heart of hearts, while growing up in Gothatar on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Binita Dahal envisioned ...

17 May
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Editor blazes trail for female journalists in Kenya

ASHLEY BAHATI LIME Nairobi, Kenya| Sub-Editor, The Standard Alfred Friendly Fellow | Host: St. Louis Post-Dispatch By Nicholas Cheng | Ashley Lime is sitting in a cold room at the corner of her office meeting room table, watching ten editors ...

17 May
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Pakistani reporter shines light on injustice

VEENGAS YASMIN Karachi, Pakistan | Sub-editor/writer, Daily Ibrat Training Fellow | Host: Columbia Missourian By Yuliana Romanyshyn | When she was a child in a small city in central Pakistan, Veengas Yasmin’s mother gave her a gift that changed the ...

03 May
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The experience so far: Challenging, entertaining, exciting

By Salman Yousafzai | Crossing the Atlantic in an airplane, I was overwhelmed with emotions and curiosity. I was going to join a six-month fellowship with an organization that has an excellent reputation around the world. I was assigned to ...

03 May
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The spicy dilemma

By Smitha Rajan |  When I was leaving for the United States, a colleague advised me not to take my salwar kurta (a traditional Indian attire). You already look Indian, you don’t have to attract any more attention by wearing ...

02 May
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I was meant to be here

By Ashley Lime |  It was barely a week before I made my maiden trip to the United States when the unexpected phone call came. “Ashley, would you come and see me in my office 8.30 a.m. tomorrow?,”  my boss ...

28 Apr
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A warm welcome

By Binita Dahal |  During my trip to join the Fellowship program, I needed to board a flight from the Philadelphia airport to St. Louis. This being my first visit to the United States, I wanted to make sure that I ...

26 Apr
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Islam, Driesman bring ‘kindred spirits’ together to mark fellowship launch

Three-dozen people gathered at the northern Virginia home of Susan Talalay and Alberto Mora to celebrate the launch of the Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman Fellowship, including nine journalists from India who represented influential outlets such as The Hindu, Hindustan ...

21 Apr
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Lost in San Francisco

By Nicholas Cheng  Hello readers. I hope you are well. I am less than stellar, unfortunately. I am writing this blog post on the evening 14R bus back to my apartment in Richmond. It is 8 p.m. My feet hurt. ...