Category Archives: News

12 Dec

Nepal earthquake recollections: I feel lucky to have survived

By Surendra Phuyal It was nothing like I had experienced before. Nothing like the current generation has experienced before. More than five weeks after the April 25 earthquake struck Nepal’s mountains, I still feel as if the ground is shaking. ...

24 Sep

Daniel Pearl Foundation fellowship draws 55 applicants

The Daniel Pearl Fellowship program for 2016 attracted a diverse pool of applicants, including 10 from the war-torn countries of Syria, Yemen, Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq. Overall, Alfred Friendly Press Partners received qualified applications from 55 journalists working in 15 ...

21 Sep

AFPP conducts investigative journalism training in Islamabad

Hands-on model with Pakistani, U.S. coaches makes quick impact Thirty Pakistani journalists learned effective investigative reporting techniques during a weeklong training seminar in Islamabad, and participants quickly used their new skills to produce news articles intended to influence public policy ...

22 Jun

Saw Yan Naing awarded for work in Myanmar

Saw Yan Naing, a journalist from Myanmar participating in a six-month fellowship program in the United States, won an award for his contribution to journalism in his native country. PowerMentor, a non-profit corporation based in San Diego that helps young ...

19 Mar

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 ...

09 Mar

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

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

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 ...

14 Oct

A message from David Reed

Members of the Friendly Family, I’m really excited to share this news with you: The Alfred Friendly Press Partners board has asked me to run the organization after Executive Director Kathleen Graham departs to become the Executive Director of the ...

14 Oct

Journalist David Reed joins AFPP

David Reed, a journalism educator and veteran news correspondent, has been selected to run Alfred Friendly Press Partners following the departure of Executive Director Kathleen Graham. Reed is an adjunct professor at The Missouri School of Journalism, former Associated Press ...