Category Archives: Alum Profile

29 Sep
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Alum goes undercover in Namibia for illegal logging investigation

John Grobler has investigated wrongdoings in Africa for nearly a quarter century, since he returned home to Namibia in 1996 from an Alfred Friendly fellowship and a posting at the New York Times. Grobler has been covering the logging of ...

18 Feb
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Yan Zhang reports with insider’s perspective at USA Today

Yan Zhang worked as a reporter and editor in China for eight years before she joined the Alfred Friendly six-month fellowship program in March. During her five-month placement at USA Today, Yan draws on her experience in China to help ...

18 Feb
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Schirger Fellow Dumitru Stoianov joins staff at Newsy, ProPublica

Dumitru “Dima” Stoianov is a reporter for RISE Moldova, a media outlet that investigates organized crime, money laundering, corruption, smuggling, tax fraud, arms trafficking, and the hidden business of politicians. “From a small community of activists we grew up to ...

Danish Raza
18 Feb
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Stueve Fellow Danish Raza joins staff at Minneapolis Star Tribune

Danish Raza’s reporting at the Hindustan Times, India’s second largest English language daily newspaper, focuses on social justice, gender and caste violence.  Assignments range from covering the Maoist insurgency to national politics. “His articles display a passion to cover humanitarian ...

Justice Baidoo
18 Feb
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Food Security Fellow Justice Baidoo joins new TV team at LA Times

    Justice Baidoo is an award-winning news videographer who works on documentaries for Joy News, one of Ghana’s most influential broadcasters. After training with the other Fellows at the Missouri School of Journalism, Baidoo began working on the staff of ...

01 Mar
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Journalist-turned-activist describes Fellowship as ‘pivotal’

    By María José Valero  Betty Abah wrote down details of every outing with her Alfred Friendly fellowship colleagues. She would scribble notes or draw sketches to record her experiences a decade ago in America, whether or not the ...

12 Dec
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Former Fellow now a globe-trotting investigative reporter

Paul Radu, who grew up in a closed-off communist country, has gone on to travel to more countries than he can count and become one of the most famous investigative journalists in his home country, Romania. Radu runs the Organized Crime ...

06 Jan
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Reporter draws from fellowship to cover Mideast conflicts

By Elise Schmelzer Even after hustling out of Syria in the middle of the night under the threat of death, Alia Ibrahim continues to report from flashpoints in the Middle East and Europe. She can’t imagine doing anything else. Ibrahim, ...

06 Jan
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Former Daniel Pearl Fellow’s probe of Pakistan tax laws leads to reform

By Elise Schmelzer Umar Cheema loves taxes. The Pakistani journalist sees paying them as a civic duty, and he’s devoted to making sure people in power are paying them, too. Cheema, a former Daniel Pearl Fellow, uses the tax codes ...

15 Nov
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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 ...

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