From Asheville to Sacramento, Pakistani Journalists Share Stories with Local Communities

Dec 122014
  • The 12th group of Pakistani journalists visiting the ADAMS Center

At the end of October, 17 journalists from Pakistan returned home after spending nearly five weeks in the United States on ICFJ’s U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism. After four days in Washington, D.C., the journalists completed fellowships at newspapers across the country. The fellows covered a variety of stories for their host media organizations – from Malala Yousafzai being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to the start of the stone crab season in Florida. A list of stories published by and about the fellows can be found below.

Published Articles and Reports by the Fellows:

Imponderables in the Pak-U.S. Ties (blog post)
By Faraz Ali (Faraz Chandio), Asheville Citizen-News, Asheville, NC

Election Sans Sense of Election? (blog post)
By Faraz Ali (Faraz Chandio), Asheville Citizen-News, Asheville, NC

A Quiz-type Analysis of Journalism Between US and Pakistan (blog post)
By Faraz Ali (Faraz Chandio), Asheville Citizen-News, Asheville, NC

An Exchange Tour That Led to New Horizons
By Faraz Ali (Faraz Chandio), Asheville Citizen-News, Asheville, NC

Tahir Ali: Pakistani journalist excited to learn about Gazette and West Virginia
By Tahir Ali, The Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV

Taliban groups in Afghanistan, Pakistan have no interest in ISIS
By Tahir Ali, The Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV

Pakistani, Indian restaurant returning to S.C.
By Tahir Ali, The Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV

Malala’s popularity translates to suspicion in Pakistan
By Tahir Ali, The Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV

Rise of polio in Pakistan could spell trouble for rest of world
Tahir Ali, The Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV

Local Indian/Pakistani community set example for their warring nations
By Tahir Ali, The Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV

Tahir Amin: Myths hurt alliance of U.S. and Pakistan
By Tahir Amin, The Providence Journal, Providence, RI

Abdul Bari Mandokhail: Journalist from Pakistan
By Abdul Bari, The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, MA

Inspiring Visit to MCLA
By Abdul Bari, The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, MA

Bari Mandokhail: Malala a powerful voice for girls, women
By Abdul Bari, The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, MA

*Rain, rain will go away - and cool weather will drop in this weekend
By Anwar Khan, Naples Daily News, Naples, FL

*Local Muslims prepare for Eid ul-Adha celebrations
By Anwar Khan, Naples Daily News, Naples, FL

*Events aim to bring community, deputies together in fight against crime
By Anwar Khan, Naples Daily News, Naples, FL

*Tis the Season for Crabs and Claws
By Anwar Khan, Naples Daily News, Naples, FL

*Crabbers happy with haul after Day 1 of stone crab season
By Anwar Khan, Naples Daily News, Naples, FL

Daily News hires award-winning journalists to head up reporting, visuals teams
By Anwar Khan, Naples Daily News, Naples, FL

Stranded Pakistani students in the US
By Azam Khan, Aurora Sentinel, Aurora, CO

Bridging the Gulfs
By Yasir Habib Khan, Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA

From Wilderness to Williamstown
By Muhammad Samiullah Farid Randhawa (Samiullah Randhawa), The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, MA

San Antonio Muslims to celebrate Eid al-Adha
By Zia Ur Rehman, San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, TX

Muslim prayers, sacrifices for Eid page 1 (Page 1), Muslim prayers, sacrifices for Eid page 2 (Page 2)
Zia Ur Rehman & Muhammad Amir Jalil (Amir Jalil Bobra), San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, TX

Education a ladder to height of development
Muhammad Suleman (Salman Yousafzai), Aurora Sentinel, Aurora, CO

U.S. should support Pakistan’s people, not its corrupt politicians
Zulfiqar Ahmad, Miami Herald, Miami, FL

Published Articles and Reports about the Fellows

Column: Malala, a voice of hope in the darkness
Faraz Ali (Faraz Chandio), Asheville Citizen-News, Asheville, NC

This article was used as part of a class project at Asheville Middle School, as explained below:

We took your article and copied it on extra-large paper. Then we "chunked" the article into parts so students could respond to each section as they completed the writing. For the 6th graders, we discussed "irony" in the 1st and 2nd chunk.

I pulled out what I thought were the top 4 that were completed. I wish the scans were in color because their use of color is really beautiful. The last scan from Malala had a picture of the earth drawn with a peace sign running through it.

The Children's Center Museum in Indianapolis has an exhibit on children who made a difference in the world…Last year we studied the three children in their exhibit …We also read a lot about Malala last year. She is our current child/teenage hero.

It has been a wonderful experience for our students and your article helped broaden and deepen their understanding of this amazing young lady.

Barbara Groome and Amy Sheeler
AVID Teachers
Asheville Middle School
Asheville NC

Angie Muhs: Fresh perspectives about us expected from guest staffer
Angie Muhs, Host of Nida Tahseen, The State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL

PERRY: People are all the same even a world apart in Pakistan
Dave Perry, Host of Azam Khan and Muhammad Suleman

Pakistani Journalists Emphasize Freedom of Expression in U.S.
Idalis Foster, Staff Writer at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Beacon (concerning a visit made to MCLA by Abdul Bari and Muhammad Samiullah Farid Randhawa, The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, MA)

Two Reporters from Pakistan
Yuki Cohen, Rotary Club of Pittsfield Member (concerning a visit made to MCLA by Abdul Bari and Muhammad Samiullah Farid Randhawa, The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, MA)

Interviews with the Journalists

Interview with Voice of America Urdu, Washington, D.C.
Participants: Israr Hassan, Muhammad Amir Jalil, Anwar Khan, Azam Khan, Muhammad Samiullah Farid Randhawa

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