Category Archives: Profile

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
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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 ...

15 Nov
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Then and Now: Shamim Ashraf

Fellowship Year: 2007 Fellowship Host News Organization: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Current Position: Web Editor (Content), The Daily Star Biography:   Shamim Ashraf is a multinational, multimedia journalist based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is online editor of The Daily Star, the nation’s largest English-language newspaper ...

10 Sep
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Then and Now: Marina Walker Guevara

Fellowship Year: 2002 Fellowship Host News Organization: The Philadelphia Inquirer Current Position: Deputy Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, a project of the Center for Public Integrity. The ICIJ brings together reporters from around the world to collaborate on investigative reporting. Biography:  ...

15 Jul
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Then and Now: Alejandra Matus

Country of Origin: Chile Fellowship Year: 1997 Fellowship Host News Organization: South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Current Position: Associate Professor of Communications and Literature, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile Biography: Alejandra Matus is an internationally recognized investigative journalist whose work has contributed to the furtherance ...

16 Jun
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Then and Now: Walid Al-Saqaf

Daniel Pearl Fellow Country of Origin: Yemen Fellowship year: 2005 Fellowship Host News Organization: The Wall Street Journal Current Position: Program Director, Master of Global Journalism (MAGJ) Örebro University, Sweden Biography: Walid Al-Saqaf is a Yemeni journalist, software developer and ...

Vladimir Kovalev
15 Jun
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Then and Now: Vladimir Kovalev

County of Origin:  Russia Fellowship Year: 2002 Host News Organization:  Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colorado Mentors: John Ensslin, Ann Imse Home news organization at the time of the fellowship: St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Russia Current position: Energy NewsToday, Brick, ...

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