Category Archives: Newsletter

Randy Smith
15 Dec
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A message from our president: ‘We’re ready to start a New Year with a renewed sense of hope’

Dear friends, This was a challenging year on many levels but one aspect remained true — we all depended  on journalism that is ethical, innovative and influential. Your backing helped Alfred Friendly Press Partners play a critical role in lifting ...

26 Oct
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Alfred Friendly, OCCRP train investigative reporters from South Asia

Alfred Friendly Press Partners joined with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project to undertake a two-year training regimen that will strengthen investigative reporting in South Asia. The goal is to ensure journalists in the region have the capacity to ...

01 Oct
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Alum’s new book puts a face to India’s farm crisis

Raised in a cotton-growing region of central India, Jaideep Hardikar has focused much of his 25-year reporting career on farmers and their increasingly perilous livelihood. In September, HarperCollins published Hardikar’s second book about India’s agricultural system: “Ramrao, The Story of ...

26 Aug
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Alfred Friendly postpones 2021 fellowship program

The rapid, worldwide spread of the Covid19 Delta variant compelled the Alfred Friendly Foundation Board of Directors to move the fellowship program from September 2021 to early 2022. The annual program’s usual start date in March had been pushed to ...

Ankur Paliwal
12 Aug
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Alum exposes caste barriers within India’s top science institutes

Ankur Paliwal, a science reporter and a Fellow in Alfred Friendly’s Class of 2018, revealed significant discrimination when he examined the effectiveness of India’s reservation policy. The policy, a kind of affirmative action, mandates that 15 percent of students and ...

02 Aug
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Pandemic reporting in Kenya leads to life change

By Mercy Adhiambo In a few weeks, I will leave Nairobi for New York City to attend the Columbia Journalism School. I will carry with me my love for telling stories and a lingering fear of what lies ahead. The ...

27 Jul
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Ruth Pearl’s mission lives on through journalists emulating her son

Ruth Pearl, the mother of a Wall Street Journal reporter kidnapped and executed by al-Qaida terrorists in Pakistan, has died. Her long-ailing lungs finally gave out, 85 years after her birth in Baghdad.  Her legacy, an extension of Daniel Pearl’s ...

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 ...

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