Author Archives: Press Partners

19 Mar
0

AFPP 2015 fellowship program begins with expanded training regimen

The Alfred Friendly Press Partners selected seven accomplished journalists from six countries to participate in the 2015 fellowship program, which runs from March 20 through August and starts with an expanded two-week orientation and training program at the Missouri School ...

16 Mar
0

Fellow Profile: Exiled journalist now working inside Myanmar

Saw Yan Naing Yangon, Myanmar The Irrawaddy magazine Host:Tribe Media/The Jewish Journal Karen State native wants to start ethnic media enterprise After surviving civil wars in 1990s, Saw Yan Naing and his family were forced to flee their remote village ...

16 Mar
0

Fellow Profile: Aviation beat reporter breaks stories on India’s air safety gaps

Tarun Shukla New Delhi, India Mint Host: Wall Street Journal Hindustan Times reporter hones ‘newshound’ instincts As a big believer that you learn by doing, Tarun Shukla jumped at the first opportunity to practice journalism. It paid off. Shukla started ...

16 Mar
0

Fellow Profile: Pakistani journalist gives voice to religious minorities

Arooj Zahra Daniel Pearl Fellow Lahore, Pakistan GEO News Host: The Washington Post Broadcaster believes her stories can help bring positive change in society For Arooj Zahra, fear is not an option. Decades of violent extremism and armies of religious ...

16 Mar
0

Fellow Profile: Imaka progresses from village storyteller to Parliament correspondent

Kampala, Uganda Daily Monitor, Nation Media Group Host: Miami Herald   Ugandan turns his storytelling nature into a profession Isaac Imaka, who covers politics and the oil and gas industry for one of Uganda’s leading newspapers, got quite an early ...

16 Mar
0

Fellow Profile: War correspondent passionate about social issues

Oksana Grytsenko Kyiv, Ukraine Kyiv Post Host: Pittsburgh Post Gazette Grytsenko reports from the Maidan to the front lines in Donetsk In times of peace, Oksana Grytsenko focused on politics and social issues as a staff writer at the Kyiv ...

16 Mar
0

Fellow Profile: Baloch takes on tough assignments in restive province

Karachi, Pakistan Daniel Pearl Fellow Dawn Media Group Host: Los Angeles Times Pakistani reporter challenges authorities in conflict zone Saher Baloch will never forget her reporting trip to a mass grave discovered in one of Pakistan’s most dangerous areas. Her ...

09 Mar
0

Gilbert Bailón accepts award for Post-Dispatch Ferguson coverage

Gilbert Bailón, editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and a member of the Friendly Fellows Board of Advisers, recently accepted the National Press Foundation’s Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award at a ceremony in Washington. The honor recognized the ...

25 Feb
0

AFF board member analyzes Malaysiakini’s success

“Malaysiakini has taken advantage of the precarious space allowing comparatively free journalism on the Internet,” Tim Carrington writes in a report on the online news platform, which was launched in 1999 “in a country of continuous and pervasive media controls.” ...

17 Dec
0

Peshawar massacre survivor talks with Pearl Foundation fellow

These are the comments of 12-year-old Ali, a survivor of the Peshawar massacre, as recorded by journalist Kiran Nazish, a 2014 Daniel Pearl Fellow, on Dec. 16 at the hospital where the injured child was brought in. “In the name ...