Author Archives: Press Partners

03 Jun
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John Schirger

For over 25 years John has represented businesses and individuals nationwide in disputes concerning breach of contract, fraud, business torts, consumer protection, insurance and reinsurance, securities and commodities, whistle-blower claims, and environmental matters. He also has significant experience in personal ...

29 Apr
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The AF journey makes you unlearn and relearn

Journalism is as multi-dimensional as a profession can be. A “news” item can add new and critical information to a developing subject that a reader wants to know about, or a news analysis can add a new perspective to her ...

21 Apr
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At-risk journalist determined to resume watchdog reporting in Pakistan

The thugs determined to silence Ahmad Noorani’s investigative reporting on Pakistan’s leadership began their campaign of intimidation with menacing text messages. Then they threw bricks and stones into one house he rented and then another when he moved. They brazenly ...

21 Apr
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Khatia Shamanauri

Tbilisi, Georgia Khatia is a reporter for a digital news outlet and a television station producer.  She left her first TV station with several colleagues after government capture, and then led an effort to form an independent online platform.  Before ...

21 Apr
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Illia Ponomarenko

Kyiv, Ukraine Illia is a defense reporter at the Kyiv Post. He’s been covering the proxy war with Russia since it arrived in his hometown near the Eastern front five years ago when he was still a student.  “I did ...

20 Apr
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Bilge Kotan

Istanbul, Turkey Bilge is a producer and reporter at TRT World, Turkey’s public broadcasting station. Most of her work is for the digital division. Her articles before she started the fellowship focused on refugees in Turkey, the war in Syria ...

20 Apr
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A fellowship amid the world’s worst Covid-19 outbreak

By Daniela Castro | It was a cold night in mid-March when I arrived at the Columbia Regional Airport in Missouri — a Midwestern state that’s unknown territory for me. I arrived with two bags fully packed, and was prepared ...

17 Apr
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Although suspended, this fellowship was a great episode in our lives

By Illia Ponomarenko | After so many trips to war zones across the world, I thought there could be no adventure crazy enough to surprise me.  I was wrong: my journey to coronavirus-afflicted America as part of the Alfred Friendly ...

16 Apr
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From classroom to quarantine, a fellowship upended

By Khatia Shamanauri | One month into my journalism fellowship program, I’m writing this post while quarantined in a hotel room back home in Georgia instead of working in the newsroom of the Star-Tribune in Minnesota.  The coronavirus outbreak changed ...

27 Mar
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Pandemic interrupts fellowship program

Alfred Friendly Press Partners suspended its fellowship program after the initial training period at the Missouri School of Journalism because of the coronavirus pandemic. Two members of the fellowship class of 2020 returning to their home countries on March 28-30, ...

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