Category Archives: Newsletter

25 Jan
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Friendly alum, media groups condemn reporter’s arrest

News media and human rights groups condemned the arrest of a Pakistani journalist accused of aiding Ahmad Noorani’s reporting on assets amassed by Pakistan’s army chief. Shahid Aslam, a reporter for Bol News, was jailed on Jan. 13 and charged ...

08 Dec
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Reporter/Entrepreneur: Former Fellows discuss startups

The Kyiv Independent expected harsh criticism for publishing a negative story about foreign soldiers defending Ukraine from Russia’s onslaught.  “This story is very complicated, and not something the government probably wants to hear and see,” Kyiv Independent staffer Olena Goncharova ...

Saurav Rahman
23 Nov
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Back in Bangladesh With Big Ambitions

A project to elevate truth and critical thinking  I’m part of an initiative that’s in the process of launching a misinformation and disinformation lab in Bangladesh. We are developing  the misinformation and disinformation lab as a project of Digitally Right, an ...

17 Oct
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Guatemalan wins Gabo award in stellar week for TRACE Fellows

Alfred Friendly/TRACE Fellow Jody García was part of a team that won Latin America’s most prestigious journalism prize for their project investigating and analyzing the events before, during and after an orphanage fire that killed 41 girls in Guatemala City. ...

20 Sep
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New graduate’s anti-corruption reporting earns Times byline

When Kamala Harris came to Guatemala City in June of last year, Jody García covered the story — particularly the vice president’s comments on corruption and migration — for a small monthly magazine called La Cuerda. With Guatemala’s President Alejandro ...

12 Sep
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Alum launches fact-checking news platform in Nepal

Deepak Adhikari is a Kathmandu-based freelance journalist and a 2008 Alfred Friendly Fellow. He covers socio-political issues in Nepal including human rights, environment, hydropower, tourism, trafficking and geopolitics. His work has appeared in Time magazine, The Caravan magazine, Al Jazeera ...

01 Sep
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Reporters share fellowship lessons with colleagues in Nepal

On their final day of training, the 2022 Fellows gathered at the Missouri School of Journalism’s conference room in the National Press Building in Washington and discussed their plans for sharing lessons learned with colleagues back home. At the end ...

25 Jul
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Fellows evaluate investigative reporting conference

Ten members of the 2022 class of Alfred Friendly Press Partners fellows learned the latest tools and techniques for innovative journalism at the Investigative Reporters and Editors annual training conference in Denver. The IRE conference in June brought together more than ...

01 Jul
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Indian Fellow finds LA more about homeless than Hollywood

By Parth Nikhil In my coverage of homelessness for the Los Angeles Times, I was assigned a story that would take me to an abandoned plot of land south of the city. The reporter I was to collaborate with was ...

06 Jun
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India fellows deliver 1-2 punch at LA Times

After training at the Missouri School of Journalism, the Alfred Friendly fellowship Class of 2022 produced a range of incisive stories during their first month in host newsrooms. Somesh Jha and Parth Nikhil are reporters from India and fellows from ...

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