At 'Pivotal Point' for Pakistan, Exchange Opens Journalists’ Perceptions

Feb 262013

ICFJ Director and acclaimed author Joanne Leedom-Ackerman interviewed dozens of Pakistani and U.S. participants at ICFJ’s exchange program alumni summit in Islamabad in February. “Unless you touch the grass in each other’s yards, you won’t know each other,” one Karachi journalist who spent almost a month working with U.S. journalists in Arizona told her. American journalists visiting Pakistan, meanwhile, told their colleagues courageously fighting for a free press, “The whole world is with you!”

Read more about Leedom-Ackerman's experience on her blog.