Author Archives: Press Partners

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 ...

12 Dec
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Former Fellow now a globe-trotting investigative reporter

Paul Radu, who grew up in a closed-off communist country, has gone on to travel to more countries than he can count and become one of the most famous investigative journalists in his home country, Romania. Radu runs the Organized Crime ...

14 Nov
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Fellowship training empowers independent journalism in Cuba

Mario José Pentón developed multimedia reporting skills at the Missouri School of Journalism, applied them during his fellowship at el Nuevo Herald and taught them to his colleagues at 14ymedio, Cuba’s first independent news platform. Alejandro González describes Alfred Friendly’s ...

27 Sep
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Alfred Friendly, the seed that sparks development

  Knowing too few words in English, but filled with excitement to learn and be of more help to my newsroom, I left Miami to go to Missouri for nearly three weeks of training. This was after I jumped in ...

20 Sep
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Fellows talk about the ‘red lines’ of investigative journalism

The 2016 Alfred Friendly fellows discuss investigative journalism in their country at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Former Alfred Friendly fellow and Panama Papers co-founder, Marina Walker Guevara, moderated the panel.

16 Sep
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Panama Papers Manager Wins Alfred Friendly Alumni Award

Marina Walker Guevara said winning the Susan Talalay Award for Outstanding Journalism brought back memories of when she arrived 14 years ago from a small city in Argentina to join the Alfred Friendly fellowship program. She had never written an ...