Tags: "2016 fellows"

20 Sep

Fellows talk about the ‘red lines’ of investigative journalism

The 2016 Alfred Friendly fellows discuss investigative journalism in their country at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Former Alfred Friendly fellow and Panama Papers co-founder, Marina Walker Guevara, moderated the panel.

05 May

Bonding with Fellows and health care reporters

By Mercy Adhiambo |  On our last night together, Olena Goncharova, Amal Khan and I sat in the dining room of the rental house that had been our home since we started the fellowship. We had a few hours left ...

04 May

Trevor Noah doesn’t crack it… for America  

By Thobile Hans While I was queueing for my ticket for the “Daily Show with Trevor Noah” at the corner of 11th Avenue and 52nd Street in New York City, I heard a woman’s voice yelling in IsiZulu, Haibo (hell, ...

28 Apr

A Walk Around Campus With the Fellows

The fellows took a tour around the University of Missouri campus during their training. Alfred Friendly Program Director David Reed and President Randy Smith showed the fellows the top spots on the Francis Quadrangle. The fellows got to know more ...

26 Apr

Humble Kenyan Writer Becomes Renowned Journalist

MERCY ADHIAMBO Nairobi, Kenya / The Standard Media Group Host: The Oklahoman — By Thobile Hans As a child, Mercy Adhiambo would run home and do her chores and help cook so she could break away to hear elders telling ...

25 Apr

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 ...

22 Apr

Mental health stigma, lack of treatment hits home

—By Mercy Adhiambo   On Wednesday, I attended a meeting at the Oklahoma Capitol to listen to discussions about funding mental health. It was my first assignment since I came to The Oklahoman as a journalism fellow from Kenya. I ...

22 Apr

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, ...

30 Mar

Fellows Talk Press Freedom with Journalism Students

By Maria Jose Valero and Sahar Majid Our 2016 Alfred Friendly Fellows and Daniel Pearl Fellow come from countries with varying degrees of media repression and dangers for journalists, from self-protective censorship, government censorship, misinformation campaigns, military red lines and ...

18 Feb

Fellowship Targets New Countries, Forms New Partnerships

By Maria Jose Valero and David Reed Eight journalists chosen for the 2016 fellowship program come from countries with media environments that range from challenging (Pakistan, Kenya) or regressive (Turkey, Ukraine)  to extremely repressive (Iran, Cuba). Press Partners considered the ...

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