Tags: "Alfred Friendly Fellowship"

Ankur Paliwal
12 Aug
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Alum exposes caste barriers within India’s top science institutes

Ankur Paliwal, a science reporter and a Fellow in Alfred Friendly’s Class of 2018, revealed significant discrimination when he examined the effectiveness of India’s reservation policy. The policy, a kind of affirmative action, mandates that 15 percent of students and ...

27 Jul
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Ruth Pearl’s mission lives on through journalists emulating her son

Ruth Pearl, the mother of a Wall Street Journal reporter kidnapped and executed by al-Qaida terrorists in Pakistan, has died. Her long-ailing lungs finally gave out, 85 years after her birth in Baghdad.  Her legacy, an extension of Daniel Pearl’s ...

27 Apr
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Cuban alum reports on crises in his native country

Editor’s note: Mario José Pentón emigrated from Cuba to the United States via Guatemala and Mexico in late 2015, a dangerous 1,600-mile odyssey using a “coyote” to get across the border. During his Alfred Friendly fellowship in 2016, Pentón developed ...

07 May
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Training at MU, working at LA Times, a lifetime’s worth of lessons

By Justice Baidoo | Before I arrived here from Ghana to begin work as an Alfred Friendly Journalism Fellow, Los Angeles was just that distant city of big lights, fashion, stars and, of course — Hollywood. I was never going to ...

07 May
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‘Who wouldn’t want to work for a newsroom with these values?’

By Danish Raza | Before this fellowship opportunity, life back home in India had become very comfortable — the kind of comfort that hinders growth. I could take up reporting assignments for the Hindustan Times across the length and breadth ...

21 Dec
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TRACE Foundation sponsors Russian investigative reporter for fellowship

  TRACE, through its Foundation, which supports projects that encourage greater commercial transparency, sponsored Russian investigative reporter Lily Dobrovolskaya to participate in a six-month journalism fellowship program administered by Alfred Friendly Press Partners. As the inaugural TRACE Journalism Fellow, Dobrovolskaya ...

20 Sep
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Alumni award winner describes transformative fellowship experience

Bambang Harymurti said he never had a chance to meet Alfred Friendly, who died three years before the Indonesian journalist joined the family’s fellowship program in 1986, “but he changed my life forever, and for the better.” When he left ...

26 Jun
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Friendly, Kennedy families highlight benefit gala

Hours after Robert F. Kennedy won his first Democratic presidential primary in 1968, he wrote a telegram to Alfred Friendly, congratulating him on winning the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Middle East War. “It is perhaps the highest ...

27 Feb
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Press Partners announces Class of 2018

The 13 reporters, editors and broadcasters chosen for Alfred Friendly fellowships this year come with noble aspirations to uplift journalism in their home countries, despite facing a myriad of professional challenges, ranging from civil war and high crime to censorship ...

19 Feb
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Stueve Foundation brings Mexican reporter into Fellowship

The Patrick and Janna Stueve Foundation of Kansas City, Mo., is proud to support a 2018 Fellow in the Alfred Friendly Press Partners program. Juan Luis Garcia, a Mexico City reporter with SinEmbargo, has been selected for this prestigious fellowship ...

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