Author Archives: Press Partners

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
0

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
0

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
0

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
0

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 ...

10 Feb
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Ukraine newspaper uses crowdfunding to support fellowship

By Maria Jose Valero Kyiv Post chief editor Brian Bonner believes two graduates of the Alfred Friendly fellowship program strengthened his newsroom, and he was determined to pave the way for a third Post reporter to participate in the program. ...

06 Jan
0

Reporter draws from fellowship to cover Mideast conflicts

By Elise Schmelzer Even after hustling out of Syria in the middle of the night under the threat of death, Alia Ibrahim continues to report from flashpoints in the Middle East and Europe. She can’t imagine doing anything else. Ibrahim, ...

06 Jan
0

Former Daniel Pearl Fellow’s probe of Pakistan tax laws leads to reform

By Elise Schmelzer Umar Cheema loves taxes. The Pakistani journalist sees paying them as a civic duty, and he’s devoted to making sure people in power are paying them, too. Cheema, a former Daniel Pearl Fellow, uses the tax codes ...

Many schools in Yemen have closed because of the fighting
12 Dec
0

Letter From Yemen: ‘Will the world know about our suffering?’

By Malak Shaher It’s been four years since I was working at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as an Alfred Friendly Fellow. The experience improved my professional skills in many ways. After I came back to Yemen, I continued working as a journalist ...

12 Dec
0

Nepal earthquake recollections: I feel lucky to have survived

By Surendra Phuyal It was nothing like I had experienced before. Nothing like the current generation has experienced before. More than five weeks after the April 25 earthquake struck Nepal’s mountains, I still feel as if the ground is shaking. ...