Category Archives: Fellow Profile

25 Apr
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Cuban runaway leaves a “life of slavery” behind

MARIO JOSE PENTON Cienfuegos, Cuba | 14ymedio.com Host: El Nuevo Herald (Miami) — By Amal Khan When Mario Penton finally made it to American soil after a 1,600-mile odyssey, he was left with only two personal possessions: his university degree ...

25 Apr
0

Rugby player falls in love with storytelling

THOBILE HANS Johannesburg, South Africa | Africa Business News Host: Forbes Media — By Mercy Adhiambo Since he was a young boy in a township outside Port Elizabeth — a city on Algoa Bay in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province — Thobile ...

22 Apr
0

Pakistani journalist devoted to truth-telling

AMAL KHAN Lahore, Pakistan | Editor, Features Desk, The Nation Daniel Pearl Fellow | Host: Los Angeles Business Journal —By Mario José Pentón Martínez In the winter of 2012, the managing director of The Nation was looking for a new ...

22 Apr
0

Turkish reporter criticizes restrictive media environment

GÖKÇE AYTULU Istanbul, Turkey | Deputy Editor, Hurriyet newspaper Host: The Kansas City Star —By Olena Goncharova The independence of Turkey’s news media has deteriorated significantly since Gökçe Aytulu got his start as an intern for CNN Turk a dozen years ago. Now, ...

22 Apr
0

Shy Ukrainian transforms into ambitious reporter

OLENA GONCHAROVA Kyiv, Ukraine | Reporter, Kyiv Post Host: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette —By Gokce Aytulu Olena Goncharova was born close to nine months after the Revolution on the Granite paved the way for Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union. “Our newborn ...

24 Mar
0

Fellow Profile: Kenyan’s passion for community service transitions into journalism career

David Herbling Nation Media Group, Kenya Alfred Friendly Fellow Hosted by Chicago Tribune   David Herbling taught for an aid agency in Somalia and was a community facilitator in Kenya when he decided to follow his enthusiasm for community service ...

16 Mar
0

Fellow Profile: Exiled journalist now working inside Myanmar

Saw Yan Naing Yangon, Myanmar The Irrawaddy magazine Host:Tribe Media/The Jewish Journal Karen State native wants to start ethnic media enterprise After surviving civil wars in 1990s, Saw Yan Naing and his family were forced to flee their remote village ...

16 Mar
0

Fellow Profile: Aviation beat reporter breaks stories on India’s air safety gaps

Tarun Shukla New Delhi, India Mint Host: Wall Street Journal Hindustan Times reporter hones ‘newshound’ instincts As a big believer that you learn by doing, Tarun Shukla jumped at the first opportunity to practice journalism. It paid off. Shukla started ...

16 Mar
0

Fellow Profile: Pakistani journalist gives voice to religious minorities

Arooj Zahra Daniel Pearl Fellow Lahore, Pakistan GEO News Host: The Washington Post Broadcaster believes her stories can help bring positive change in society For Arooj Zahra, fear is not an option. Decades of violent extremism and armies of religious ...

16 Mar
0

Fellow Profile: Imaka progresses from village storyteller to Parliament correspondent

Kampala, Uganda Daily Monitor, Nation Media Group Host: Miami Herald   Ugandan turns his storytelling nature into a profession Isaac Imaka, who covers politics and the oil and gas industry for one of Uganda’s leading newspapers, got quite an early ...

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