Author Archives: Press Partners

29 Apr
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Fellow Blog: Khalid Khattak – Hookahs and Cigarettes

I had actually planned to write about one of my most favorite weekend-destinations in Washington, the Georgetown Waterfront Park. However on my way to this very spot this Saturday, a scene of young girls and boys enjoying the hookah in ...

26 Apr
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Fellow Huffington Post Story: Bangladesh Rescue Effort Slowed By Stench Of Bodies, Disorganization

By Emran Hossain The stench of decomposing bodies is hindering rescue efforts in Bangladesh’s garment industry hub of Savar, witnesses say, as untold numbers of dead and dying workers lie buried under the rubble of a collapsed building. “You cannot ...

25 Apr
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Fellow Huffington Post Story: Bangladesh Building Collapse Kills Scores Of Workers, Pressured To Clock In Despite Dangers

By Emran Hossain and Dave Jamieson Wednesday, April 24 The number of dead continues to rise in Bangladesh as rescuers sort through the debris of an eight-story building that collapsed Wednesday morning, claiming at least 123 lives so far in just the ...

24 Apr
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Fellow Chicago Tribune Story: Online petitions give consumers more power

By Mugambi Mutegi, Chicago Tribune reporter April 24, 2013 Online petitions have gained traction recently, using elements of technology and crowd sourcing to force businesses and governments to respond to grievances. Institutions, in turn, have had to rethink their response ...

23 Apr
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Fellow Chicago Tribune Story: Union compensation to rise $4.81 over 5 years in new Hilton pact

By Mugambi Mutegi/Chicago Tribune reporter April 23, 2013 Six hundred unionized workers at the Drake, Palmer House, Chicago Hilton and Towers and the Hilton O’Hare will see their compensation increase by a total of $4.81 over the course of five ...

23 Apr
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Fellow Chicago Tribune Story: Tribune reporter duplicated in plastic

Tribune reporter duplicated in plastic Published in the Chicago Tribune April 21, 2013|By Mugambi Mutegi It wasn’t exactly like stepping into a spaceship’s control room, but close. I was at the 3D Printer Experience, 316 N. Clark St., which is set to ...

18 Apr
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Fellow Huffington Post Story: Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate, Declines To Comment On Government Arrests Of Bloggers

By Emran Hossain WASHINGTON — Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus was in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to receive the Congressional Gold Medal for his work fighting global poverty. He called for overhauling existing economic and political systems to help alleviate people’s ...

17 Apr
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Fellow WSJ Story: Lawmakers Hit Kerry Over Benghazi

By Khalid Khattak Secretary of State John Kerry said U.S. investigators have made progress in their effort to find out who was behind last year’s assault on U.S. government posts in Benghazi, Libya, but told House lawmakers Wednesday that the investigation remained ...

16 Apr
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Fellow WSJ Story: New U.S. Commander Gets Tough Senate Reception

By Khalid Khattak The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Joseph Dunford, faced difficult questioning in his first-ever appearance before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. Gen. Dunford was pressed by Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) to give the committee his recommendations ...

16 Apr
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Fellow Blog: Emran Hossain – Coincidences

Thou canst not stir a flower – from Dhaka to DC By Emran Hossain Coincidences change lives – and mine, which has changed a lot in recent days, certainly shows this. I am now far from home, working in Washington, ...