Members of the Class of 2022, from left: Anastasia Valeeva of Russia; Saurav Rahman, Bangladesh; Daniela Castro, Colombia; Parth Nikhil, India; Chencho Dema, Bhutan; Somesh Jha, India; David Mono Danga, South Sudan; Tanka Dhakal, Nepal; Jody Garcia, Guatemala. Not pictured: Gagandeep Singh, India; Nitu Ghale, Nepal, and Indinil Usgoda Arachchi, Sri Lanka
Members of the Class of 2022 completed their fellowship in Washington, D.C., with a final training session and a ceremonial dinner, where they received certificates for completing the program.
At the Missouri School of Journalism offices in the National Press Building, Fellows discussed their plans for sharing key lessons with colleagues back home. They also spent the afternoon of July 31 talking with American University Professor Shawn Bates, an intercultural communication consultant, about reverse culture shock and other challenges they face when returning to their countries.
Anastasia Valeeva describes challenges in reporting about Russia following the full invasion of Ukraine. She worked at The Marshall Project during the fellowship.
Gigi O’Connell from TRACE Foundation, David Reed and Randy Smith with new graduate Jody García. Fellows in following images: Daniela Garcia, Parth Nikhil, David Mono Danga, Anastasia Valeeva, Somesh Jha, Saurav Rahman, Chencho Dema, Tanka Dhakal, and Gagandeep Singh