Category Archives: Newsletter

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. ...

27 Jan

Juan Garcia, Class of 2018, launches news portal in Mexico

Two years after his Alfred Friendly fellowship, in the middle of a pandemic, Juan Luis Garcia joined two colleagues to create a news platform that overcomes free-speech barriers and provides an independent, fresh perspective on life in Mexico. Their nonprofit ...

20 Jan

Former fellow investigates Nepal business corruption

Upendra Mahato is among Nepal’s richest tycoons, with a fortune derived in part from his involvement in one of Nepal’s biggest businesses, Ncell. Today Mahato lives with his family in a domed neoclassical villa on a sprawling property with landscaped ...

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