Author Archives: Press Partners

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. ...

14 Apr
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Fresh Off the Boat

By Nicholas Cheng |  I haven’t told anyone from the Alfred Friendly Press Partners program this. A few weeks before I flew to the United States, I met up with my family for a Chinese New Year reunion. Now the highlight ...

14 Mar
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A remembrance of Gary Weaver, the fellows’ culture guru

Fellowship program trainer Gary Weaver, who helped journalists from more than 80 different countries adapt to living and working in the United States, died peacefully on March 11 after a valiant fight with cancer, his colleagues at American University said. ...

06 Mar
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Alfred Friendly announces Class of 2017

The seven reporters and editors joining the Alfred Friendly fellowship program beginning March 16 have covered wars, terrorist attacks, disasters, social conflicts and corruption scandals, and they’ve practiced enterprising journalism despite repression and censorship.

01 Mar
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Crowdfunding helps Ukrainian reporter join fellowship

Yuliana Romanyshyn, a staff writer for the Kyiv Post, joined the Alfred Friendly Press Partners fellowship program in 2017 with the help of crowdfunding initiated by her editor in Ukraine, Brian Bonner. The campaign raised $7,560 to cover part of ...

14 Dec
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Philanthropists fund fellowship for Indian journalist

The Frank Islam & Debbie Driesman Foundation has made a significant donation to Alfred Friendly Press Partners to fund a fellowship in 2017 for an enterprising young reporter from India who will spend six months training at the Missouri School ...