Author Archives: Press Partners

28 Apr
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A Walk Around Campus With the Fellows

The fellows took a tour around the University of Missouri campus during their training. Alfred Friendly Program Director David Reed and President Randy Smith showed the fellows the top spots on the Francis Quadrangle. The fellows got to know more ...

26 Apr
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Humble Kenyan Writer Becomes Renowned Journalist

MERCY ADHIAMBO Nairobi, Kenya / The Standard Media Group Host: The Oklahoman — By Thobile Hans As a child, Mercy Adhiambo would run home and do her chores and help cook so she could break away to hear elders telling ...

26 Apr
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Experiencing political carnival, Trump style

By Olena Goncharova Where am I? That was my first thought when Republican front-runner Donald Trump started his speech at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in Pittsburgh. I had to wait more than an hour in line ...

25 Apr
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Cuban runaway leaves a “life of slavery” behind

MARIO JOSE PENTON Cienfuegos, Cuba | 14ymedio.com Host: El Nuevo Herald (Miami) — By Amal Khan When Mario Penton finally made it to American soil after a 1,600-mile odyssey, he was left with only two personal possessions: his university degree ...

25 Apr
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Rugby player falls in love with storytelling

THOBILE HANS Johannesburg, South Africa | Africa Business News Host: Forbes Media — By Mercy Adhiambo Since he was a young boy in a township outside Port Elizabeth — a city on Algoa Bay in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province — Thobile ...

22 Apr
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Mental health stigma, lack of treatment hits home

—By Mercy Adhiambo   On Wednesday, I attended a meeting at the Oklahoma Capitol to listen to discussions about funding mental health. It was my first assignment since I came to The Oklahoman as a journalism fellow from Kenya. I ...

22 Apr
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Pakistani journalist devoted to truth-telling

AMAL KHAN Lahore, Pakistan | Editor, Features Desk, The Nation Daniel Pearl Fellow | Host: Los Angeles Business Journal —By Mario José Pentón Martínez In the winter of 2012, the managing director of The Nation was looking for a new ...

22 Apr
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Turkish reporter criticizes restrictive media environment

GÖKÇE AYTULU Istanbul, Turkey | Deputy Editor, Hurriyet newspaper Host: The Kansas City Star —By Olena Goncharova The independence of Turkey’s news media has deteriorated significantly since Gökçe Aytulu got his start as an intern for CNN Turk a dozen years ago. Now, ...

22 Apr
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Shy Ukrainian transforms into ambitious reporter

OLENA GONCHAROVA Kyiv, Ukraine | Reporter, Kyiv Post Host: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette —By Gokce Aytulu Olena Goncharova was born close to nine months after the Revolution on the Granite paved the way for Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union. “Our newborn ...

18 Feb
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Fellowship Targets New Countries, Forms New Partnerships

By Maria Jose Valero and David Reed Eight journalists chosen for the 2016 fellowship program come from countries with media environments that range from challenging (Pakistan, Kenya) or regressive (Turkey, Ukraine)  to extremely repressive (Iran, Cuba). Press Partners considered the ...