Category Archives: Newsletter

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ...

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