Tags: "Alfred Friendly"

09 Apr
0

Alum in Myanmar recounts coup, worsening conditions

Saw Yan Naing, an Alfred Friendly Fellow in 2015, worked for BBC Burmese and wrote for the Global Investigative Journalism Network and other international publications after his fellowship. He was a technical lead and media trainer at an international organization ...

11 Mar
0

Through his own reporting, Daniel Pearl Fellow recounts frightening pandemic experience in Bangladesh

By Emran Hossain The first case of Covid-19 surfaced in Bangladesh last year on March 8, not far from where I work in the capital Dhaka. The onset of the virus in one of the most densely populated places on ...

20 Sep
0

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 ...

25 Jun
0

Fond memories of former Board member Ellen Soeteber

When Isaac Imaka was working at the Miami Herald as an Alfred Friendly Fellow in 2015, and when he returned to Uganda to work for the Daily Monitor, he often turned to Ellen Soeteber for advice, even after she left ...

08 Jun
0

America’s new rugby league may gain from South Africa’s despondent talent

By Thobile Hans   |  Before I left South Africa for the fellowship in March, I traveled to KwaZulu-Natal, a province that had been gripped by drought for more than a year. Things weren’t getting better. I had to be there. ...

17 May
0

Forget American football, I’ve discovered baseball

By Gokce Aytulu Here’s the conflict: America’s most popular sport is called “football” despite the fact that it’s not played by foot. I know it’s played on foot. But this is not enough to call the sport “football.” Unlike “soccer,” ...

05 May
0

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 ...

26 Apr
0

Experiencing political carnival, Trump style

By Olena Goncharova Where am I? That was my first thought when Republican front-runner Donald Trump started his speech at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in Pittsburgh. I had to wait more than an hour in line ...

06 Jan
0

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, ...

24 Apr
0

Let’s get lost. (It’s what all good tourists do, after all)

By Arooj Zahra It was a bright sunny April day in Columbia, quiet as usual on a Saturday in a university town that hosts over 35,000 students. The Alfred Friendly Press Partners of 2015 had to leave for their host ...

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