Author Archives: Press Partners

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 Host: Reynolds Journalism Institute 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 course of ...

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 ...

28 Apr
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A warm welcome

By Binita Dahal |  During my trip to join the Fellowship program, I needed to board a flight from the Philadelphia airport to St. Louis. This being my first visit to the United States, I wanted to make sure that I ...

26 Apr
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Islam, Driesman bring ‘kindred spirits’ together to mark fellowship launch

Three-dozen people gathered at the northern Virginia home of Susan Talalay and Alberto Mora to celebrate the launch of the Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman Fellowship, including nine journalists from India who represented influential outlets such as The Hindu, Hindustan ...

21 Apr
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Lost in San Francisco

By Nicholas Cheng  Hello readers. I hope you are well. I am less than stellar, unfortunately. I am writing this blog post on the evening 14R bus back to my apartment in Richmond. It is 8 p.m. My feet hurt. ...

14 Apr
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Fresh Off the Boat

By Nicholas Cheng |  I haven’t told anyone from the Alfred Friendly Press Partners program this. A few weeks before I flew to the United States, I met up with my family for a Chinese New Year reunion. Now the highlight ...

14 Mar
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A remembrance of Gary Weaver, the fellows’ culture guru

Fellowship program trainer Gary Weaver, who helped journalists from more than 80 different countries adapt to living and working in the United States, died peacefully on March 11 after a valiant fight with cancer, his colleagues at American University said. ...