Journalists visit MU as part of cultural exchange program

Jul 26, 2012

Global Journalist was joined by four mid-career journalists from four vastly different countries: Kenya, Pakistan, Malaysia and South Africa.

What they have in common is this: the desire to learn new professional skills and knowledge and to gain a broader view of the world.

They visited the Missouri School of Journalism as part of a cultural and professional exchange program for journalists: the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships. The organization’s goal is to strengthen journalism in changing societies, and these four fellows have already worked at host newspapers for five months.

Since 2002, the Alfred Friendly organization has worked with the Daniel Pearl Foundation to provide special fellowships to honor the life and work of journalist Daniel Pearl – The Wall Street Journal South Asia bureau chief who was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan. The fellowship was created to encourage dialog among people of different cultures and reduce tensions.


Aida Ahmad, reporter for The Star in Kuala Lumpur

 Hee Joung Kim , staff reporter for Money Today in Seoul

John Ngirachu, full-time reporter at the Daily Nation in Nairobi

Adnan Rashid, senior producer for IMEDIA in Pakistan