Category Archives: News

12 Sep
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Frank Islam’s comments at the Fellows’ graduation

Alfred Friendly Press Partners Award Ceremony | Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 | National Press Club | Washington, DC Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen: It is indeed an honor for Debbie and me to be here tonight and to support Alfred Friendly ...

21 Aug
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Pearl Fellows featured in panel discussion

Nicholas Cheng and Salman Yousafzai, the 2017 Daniel Pearl Fellows, talked about censorship problems in their countries and their impressions of journalism in the United States during a panel discussion moderated by Jewish Journal Publisher Rob Eshman, an Alfred Friendly ...

09 Aug
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Ceremony features prominent AFPP alumna from Russia, Washington Post national security correspondent

Join us at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 8 for a reception, dinner and discussions Highlights of our annual event marking the end of the fellowship year include comments by Russian journalist and Alfred Friendly alumna ...

14 Jul
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Indian industrialist and education champion funds fellowship

Abhaya Kumar, a first-generation industrialist from Chennai who’s now chairman of one of India’s largest biotech companies, has made a significant contribution to Alfred Friendly Press Partners that will fund fellowships for rising-star journalists from India in 2018 and 2019. ...

14 Jul
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Pearl Fellow wins prestigious Chevening Scholarship

Nicholas Cheng, a 2017 Daniel Pearl Fellow from Malaysia, has been awarded a Chevening Scholarship and accepted into the London School of Economics, where he intends to earn a master’s degree in Conflict Studies. The Chevening Scholarship, aimed at developing ...

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 ...

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. ...

06 Mar
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Alfred Friendly announces Class of 2017

The seven reporters and editors joining the Alfred Friendly fellowship program beginning March 16 have covered wars, terrorist attacks, disasters, social conflicts and corruption scandals, and they’ve practiced enterprising journalism despite repression and censorship.

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 ...

01 Mar
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Crowdfunding helps Ukrainian reporter join fellowship

Yuliana Romanyshyn, a staff writer for the Kyiv Post, joined the Alfred Friendly Press Partners fellowship program in 2017 with the help of crowdfunding initiated by her editor in Ukraine, Brian Bonner. The campaign raised $7,560 to cover part of ...

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