Author Archives: Press Partners

05 May
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Bonding with Fellows and health care reporters

By Mercy Adhiambo |  On our last night together, Olena Goncharova, Amal Khan and I sat in the dining room of the rental house that had been our home since we started the fellowship. We had a few hours left ...

04 May
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Trevor Noah doesn’t crack it… for America  

By Thobile Hans While I was queueing for my ticket for the “Daily Show with Trevor Noah” at the corner of 11th Avenue and 52nd Street in New York City, I heard a woman’s voice yelling in IsiZulu, Haibo (hell, ...

28 Apr
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Former fellow exposes India airline ownership violation

Tarun Shukla, a 2015 Alfred Friendly Fellow, leads a special investigations unit for Mint, India’s second-largest business newspaper.

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 ...