Author Archives: Press Partners

17 May
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Cuban reporter pursues family tradition — hard-hitting journalism

TEO SANCHEZ ESCOBAR Havana, Cuba | Reporter, 14yMedio Alfred Friendly Fellow | Host: New Tropic, Miami By Smitha Rajan | Long before he wrote his first news article, Teo Escobar understood the perils that await a journalist who insists on ...

17 May
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Indian journalist positive, and pragmatic

SMITHA RAJAN Ahmedabad, India | Assistant Editor, DNA (Daily News and Analysis) Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman Fellow | Host: Politifact By Teo Escobar | Early in her career, Smitha Rajan was reporting a story timed for Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday ...

17 May
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Crime reporter undaunted by dangers in northwest Pakistan

SALMAN YOUSAFZAI Peshawar, Pakistan| Reporter, The Frontier Post Daniel Pearl Fellow | Host: Minneapolis Star Tribune By Binita Dahal | “From the very beginning my passion was always to tell stories about the place where I belong,” The Frontier Post ...

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 YASMEEN 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 ...