Author Archives: Press Partners

05 Feb
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Immigrant philanthropists choose Hindustan Times reporter for fellowship

The Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman Foundation has selected Gulam Jeelani, special correspondent for the Hindustan Times, as its 2018 Fellow for the Alfred Friendly Press Partners program. The Alfred Friendly fellowships bring journalists from around the world to the U.S. ...

25 Jan
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Alfred Friendly Welcomes 5 New Members to Advisory Board

Alfred Friendly Press Partners has selected five new members of our Advisory Board. The journalists and former journalists, who began their terms in January 2018, come from two prestigious news organizations, a Pulitzer Prize-winning nonprofit organization and two international wire ...

Anna Yakutenko
23 Jan
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Ukrainian crowdsourcing campaign raises fellowship funds

In less than 24 hours, a crowdsourcing campaign to help cover fellowship costs for a Kyiv Post reporter reached its goal of $5,000. More than 20 people contributed to the GoFundMe campaign so Anna Yakutenko could join the 2018 Alfred Friendly ...

21 Nov
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New grads make immediate impact in home newsrooms

Back now in southern Pakistan, Veengas Yasmeen has launched a website that she built during her fellowship, which gives a voice to the voiceless by covering issues such as equal rights for women and religious minorities. Meanwhile, the other Class ...

21 Nov
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Mentor reunites with alumni in South America

By Jackie Combs- Nelson The South American leg of my “Alfred Friendly Press Partners World Tour” began in mid-September — a reunion in Chile with investigative reporter Alejandra Matus, a Fellow from the Class of 1997 and now one the ...

15 Nov
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Fellowships draw applicants from wide array of countries

Nearly 60 applicants from 30 countries applied for 2018 fellowships administered by Alfred Friendly Press Partners, including many facing severe media restrictions from increasingly authoritarian governments and several forced to work in exile. The applicants come from the Americas, Europe, ...

American University panel
07 Nov
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Fellows reflect on experiences during American University panel

  Seven Alfred Friendly and Daniel Pearl Fellows spoke with students at American University in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 7 about how they handled six months of living in the U.S., working in major newsrooms, and learning investigative journalism skills ...

03 Nov
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Seven Macedonia journalists to join fellowship program

Alfred Friendly Press Partners will select seven Macedonian journalists to train for three weeks at the Missouri School of Journalism and work for six weeks in U.S. newsrooms in spring 2018. The deadline for applications is Dec. 15, 2017. Applicants ...

24 Oct
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Fellows honored in graduation ceremony

The eight journalists in the fellowship Class of 2017 were honored during a graduation ceremony on Sept. 8 at the National Press Club. More than 120 people, including journalists, politicians, diplomats and  philanthropists, came together for the event in Washington, D.C. ...

22 Sep
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Washington Post correspondent shares foreign policy insights

Karen DeYoung, associate editor and senior national security correspondent for The Washington Post, says the verbal threats being made by President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un, along with their lack of experience and freewheeling personalities, have “heightened ...