Author Archives: Press Partners

18 Jun

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

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

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

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

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. ...

11 Mar

Through his own reporting, Daniel Pearl Fellow recounts frightening pandemic experience in Bangladesh

By Emran Hossain The first case of Covid-19 surfaced in Bangladesh last year on March 8, not far from where I work in the capital Dhaka. The onset of the virus in one of the most densely populated places on ...

09 Mar

Freedom House calls for stronger independent journalism

Freedom in the World 2021, an alarming report by Freedom House just released, recommends actions that support an independent free press to counter a rise in authoritarian governments. The Alfred Friendly fellowship program trains journalists from countries where press freedoms are increasingly under ...

18 Feb

Raza spotlights human trafficking tragedies in South Asia for VICE

Her baby cradled in her arms, Muskan recalls the winter night when she was duped into traveling more than 2,000 miles to be married to a man 30 years older than her. So begins a VICE World News investigative report ...

11 Feb

Lebanese Fellow overcomes frustration with digital news startup

Alia Ibrahim, the co-founder and CEO of a groundbreaking digital media company in Lebanon called Daraj, divides her journalism career in two parts: Before her Alfred Friendly fellowship, and after her fellowship. Ibrahim’s present-day success was affirmed by the judges ...

03 Feb

Alum takes readers inside India’s dark data economy

Samarth Bansal, an Alfred Friendly Fellow in 2018, says few people in India are aware that details of their private lives are very public, and in the hands of private operators, thanks to lax privacy laws and high consumer demand. ...

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