Author Archives: Press Partners

26 Aug
0

Alfred Friendly postpones 2021 fellowship program

The rapid, worldwide spread of the Covid19 Delta variant compelled the Alfred Friendly Foundation Board of Directors to move the fellowship program from September 2021 to early 2022. The annual program’s usual start date in March had been pushed to ...

Ankur Paliwal
12 Aug
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Alum exposes caste barriers within India’s top science institutes

Ankur Paliwal, a science reporter and a Fellow in Alfred Friendly’s Class of 2018, revealed significant discrimination when he examined the effectiveness of India’s reservation policy. The policy, a kind of affirmative action, mandates that 15 percent of students and ...

02 Aug
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Pandemic reporting in Kenya leads to life change

By Mercy Adhiambo In a few weeks, I will leave Nairobi for New York City to attend the Columbia Journalism School. I will carry with me my love for telling stories and a lingering fear of what lies ahead. The ...

27 Jul
0

Ruth Pearl’s mission lives on through journalists emulating her son

Ruth Pearl, the mother of a Wall Street Journal reporter kidnapped and executed by al-Qaida terrorists in Pakistan, has died. Her long-ailing lungs finally gave out, 85 years after her birth in Baghdad.  Her legacy, an extension of Daniel Pearl’s ...

21 Jul
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Afghan Fellow covers U.S. exit, dire consequences

Humayoon Babur, a reporter and editor from Afghanistan, is working with international correspondents and his colleagues at the Kabul-based Pasbanan News Agency to describe the deteriorating conditions since the U.S. military’s departure. Babur, a Daniel Pearl Fellow in 2019, and ...

18 Jun
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Ugandan alum recognized for brave reporting in Tigray region

As the East Africa correspondent for The Associated Press, Rodney Muhumuza has closely covered the warfare and its tragic consequences in the Tigray region of Ethiopia since the conflict broke out in November. However, Muhumuza and other journalists could not ...

27 Apr
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Cuban alum reports on crises in his native country

Editor’s note: Mario José Pentón emigrated from Cuba to the United States via Guatemala and Mexico in late 2015, a dangerous 1,600-mile odyssey using a “coyote” to get across the border. During his Alfred Friendly fellowship in 2016, Pentón developed ...

20 Apr
0

Ukrainian Fellow returns to war front amid Russian buildup

As Oksana Grytsenko writes in her dispatch for The Guardian, a massive buildup of Russian combat troops near Ukraine’s eastern border and the effective collapse of a ceasefire have sparked alarm in the west that Moscow is preparing to invade. ...

09 Apr
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Alum in Myanmar recounts coup, worsening conditions

Saw Yan Naing, an Alfred Friendly Fellow in 2015, worked for BBC Burmese and wrote for the Global Investigative Journalism Network and other international publications after his fellowship. He was a technical lead and media trainer at an international organization ...

19 Mar
0

Friendly alum starts radio show on science in Thailand

Sinfah Tunsarawuth teamed up with Thailand’s premier university to launch a science show on Chula Radio this month, with episodes on the country’s potential to produce its own vaccines and on its ability to develop useful strains of medical marijuana. ...

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