Category Archives: Profile

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 ...

12 Dec
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Former Fellow now a globe-trotting investigative reporter

Paul Radu, who grew up in a closed-off communist country, has gone on to travel to more countries than he can count and become one of the most famous investigative journalists in his home country, Romania. Radu runs the Organized Crime ...

26 Apr
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Humble Kenyan Writer Becomes Renowned Journalist

MERCY ADHIAMBO Nairobi, Kenya / The Standard Media Group Host: The Oklahoman — By Thobile Hans As a child, Mercy Adhiambo would run home and do her chores and help cook so she could break away to hear elders telling ...

25 Apr
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Cuban runaway leaves a “life of slavery” behind

MARIO JOSE PENTON Cienfuegos, Cuba | 14ymedio.com Host: El Nuevo Herald (Miami) — By Amal Khan When Mario Penton finally made it to American soil after a 1,600-mile odyssey, he was left with only two personal possessions: his university degree ...

25 Apr
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Rugby player falls in love with storytelling

THOBILE HANS Johannesburg, South Africa | Africa Business News Host: Forbes Media — By Mercy Adhiambo Since he was a young boy in a township outside Port Elizabeth — a city on Algoa Bay in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province — Thobile ...

22 Apr
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Pakistani journalist devoted to truth-telling

AMAL KHAN Lahore, Pakistan | Editor, Features Desk, The Nation Daniel Pearl Fellow | Host: Los Angeles Business Journal —By Mario José Pentón Martínez In the winter of 2012, the managing director of The Nation was looking for a new ...

22 Apr
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Turkish reporter criticizes restrictive media environment

GÖKÇE AYTULU Istanbul, Turkey | Deputy Editor, Hurriyet newspaper Host: The Kansas City Star —By Olena Goncharova The independence of Turkey’s news media has deteriorated significantly since Gökçe Aytulu got his start as an intern for CNN Turk a dozen years ago. Now, ...

22 Apr
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Shy Ukrainian transforms into ambitious reporter

OLENA GONCHAROVA Kyiv, Ukraine | Reporter, Kyiv Post Host: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette —By Gokce Aytulu Olena Goncharova was born close to nine months after the Revolution on the Granite paved the way for Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union. “Our newborn ...

06 Jan
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Reporter draws from fellowship to cover Mideast conflicts

By Elise Schmelzer Even after hustling out of Syria in the middle of the night under the threat of death, Alia Ibrahim continues to report from flashpoints in the Middle East and Europe. She can’t imagine doing anything else. Ibrahim, ...

06 Jan
0

Former Daniel Pearl Fellow’s probe of Pakistan tax laws leads to reform

By Elise Schmelzer Umar Cheema loves taxes. The Pakistani journalist sees paying them as a civic duty, and he’s devoted to making sure people in power are paying them, too. Cheema, a former Daniel Pearl Fellow, uses the tax codes ...

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