Author Archives: Press Partners

Many schools in Yemen have closed because of the fighting
12 Dec

Letter From Yemen: ‘Will the world know about our suffering?’

By Malak Shaher It’s been four years since I was working at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as an Alfred Friendly Fellow. The experience improved my professional skills in many ways. After I came back to Yemen, I continued working as a journalist ...

12 Dec

Nepal earthquake recollections: I feel lucky to have survived

By Surendra Phuyal It was nothing like I had experienced before. Nothing like the current generation has experienced before. More than five weeks after the April 25 earthquake struck Nepal’s mountains, I still feel as if the ground is shaking. ...

15 Nov

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 ...

24 Sep

Daniel Pearl Foundation fellowship draws 55 applicants

The Daniel Pearl Fellowship program for 2016 attracted a diverse pool of applicants, including 10 from the war-torn countries of Syria, Yemen, Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq. Overall, Alfred Friendly Press Partners received qualified applications from 55 journalists working in 15 ...

21 Sep

AFPP conducts investigative journalism training in Islamabad

Hands-on model with Pakistani, U.S. coaches makes quick impact Thirty Pakistani journalists learned effective investigative reporting techniques during a weeklong training seminar in Islamabad, and participants quickly used their new skills to produce news articles intended to influence public policy ...

10 Sep

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:  ...

10 Aug

Adieu, wise mentor

By David Herbling “Quotes are like spices,” Julie Tatge told me as she gesticulated like a chef sprinkling a season on food. As she edited my story, Julie took time to advise me on how quotes should be carefully selected ...

15 Jul

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 ...

06 Jul

Another Balochistan journalist slain, raising intractable questions

By Saher Baloch One more journalist was killed in Balochistan Province at month’s end, this time in a small town in Jafferabad District, and once again we’re left to question what can be done about this tragic trend. Zafarullah Jattak, ...

26 Jun

Pittsburgh says good riddance to steel era

By Oksana Grytsenko When looking at photographs of Pittsburgh from the 1940s, it’s hard to distinguish day from night. The smog coming from the steel plants totally covered downtown, darkening with dust its historic buildings, trees and residents. Locals still ...

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