Category Archives: Fellowship Blog

01 Mar
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Journalist-turned-activist describes Fellowship as ‘pivotal’

    By María José Valero  Betty Abah wrote down details of every outing with her Alfred Friendly fellowship colleagues. She would scribble notes or draw sketches to record her experiences a decade ago in America, whether or not the ...

27 Sep
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Alfred Friendly, the seed that sparks development

  Knowing too few words in English, but filled with excitement to learn and be of more help to my newsroom, I left Miami to go to Missouri for nearly three weeks of training. This was after I jumped in ...

14 Sep
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Post-Gazette Newsroom Mentor Reminisces about Fellows

Seeing snow all over again Hosting foreign journalists probably does more for us than it does for them By Greg Victor (Originally published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Hamza Idris is a Nigerian journalist. He spent most of the past decade in ...

10 Sep
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Fellows speak at Pat Stueve’s law firm

During an event at the Stueve Siegel Hanson law firm in Kansas City, the Class of 2016 Fellows took turns introducing themselves and talking about their involvement with the fellowship program. Patrick Stueve is the treasurer of the Alfred Friendly ...

07 Sep
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This is not goodbye. It is baadaye — see you soon.

By Mercy Adhiambo In a few days, I will leave the USA and head back to my country, Kenya. My journalism fellowship at The Oklahoman has come to an end after five months of being in a place that has ...

01 Sep
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Pearl Fellows talk about media in Pakistan

Rob Eshman mediates a panel of Daniel Pearl fellows: Amal Khan and Aoun Sahi.

09 Jun
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Things that make my day in Pittsburgh

By Olena Goncharova |  There’s a flip calendar on my bedside table where I mark special dates and other little things to remember. As summer finally brings a warm breeze to Pittsburgh, I realize that I’ve spent almost three months ...

08 Jun
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America’s new rugby league may gain from South Africa’s despondent talent

By Thobile Hans   |  Before I left South Africa for the fellowship in March, I traveled to KwaZulu-Natal, a province that had been gripped by drought for more than a year. Things weren’t getting better. I had to be there. ...

17 May
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Forget American football, I’ve discovered baseball

By Gokce Aytulu Here’s the conflict: America’s most popular sport is called “football” despite the fact that it’s not played by foot. I know it’s played on foot. But this is not enough to call the sport “football.” Unlike “soccer,” ...

05 May
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Practicing the fine art of small talk in America

By Olena Goncharova    What always surprises me when I come back home to Ukraine from my travels is the gloomy faces. It starts with border guards at the passport check in the airport. In the shuttle bus and in ...