International Journalists — Countries and Occupations

While State Department rules prevent us from sharing the names of the 52 journalists coming to Journalism under Fire as Edward R. Murrow Fellows, we can share their countries and their occupations. Who’s coming to Santa Fe? As with all IVLP groups, these journalists are connected by common themes; they’ll visit five cities across the United States, visiting US journalists and media professionals to explore:

  • the rights and responsibilities of a free press in a democracy;
  • operational practices, standards, and institutions of the media in the United States;
  • insights into the social, economic, and political structures of the United States;
  • the impact of digital and social media on the availability and accuracy of news;
  • professional development seminars highlighting current trends and challenges, new and traditional media, foreign affairs reporting, investigative journalism strategies, and editorial procedures.

A selection of these journalists will actively participate in Parallel Sessions during the conference. Joining us in Santa Fe will be:

 

  • a newspaper editor from Afghanistan
  • a TV journalist; editor of political talk show focused on domestic issues from Albania
  • a news producer at a TV news station from Argentina
  • the Executive Director of an NGO that runs a website on disinformation in the media from Armenia
  • a newspaper journalist from the foreign affairs desk from Austria
  • a TV journalist covering politics, economics, and social issues from Bolivia
  • an investigative journalist reporting on government corruption, education, health, environment, and social issues from Brazil
  • another investigative newspaper journalist on women’s rights issues from Brazil
  • a TV news editor who also manages online content from Bulgaria
  • a radio journalist from Cambodia
  • a TV journalist with a regular program covering international relations, youth and gender issues, pop culture from Cameroon
  • a wire service journalist from Colombia
  • a TV journalist with a regular program on women’s issues and empowerment from Côte d’Ivoire
  • an online journalist specializing in education, youth issues, and entrepreneurship from Croatia
  • a print investigative journalist examining economy, government corruption, fraud from Cyprus
  • a journalism professor who directs a TV station run by students from Egypt
  • a print reporter on foreign affairs from Estonia
  • a radio and TV journalist who anchors news programs from Ghana
  • a newspaper journalist from Greece
  • a newspaper journalist examining politics, government, and national development from Guyana
  • an online journalist and journalism professor from Hungary
  • a newspaper editor who reports on economics, foreign policy, human rights, poverty, healthcare, women’s rights, and governance issues from India
  • a magazine investigative journalist from Indonesia
  • a TV journalist covering social issues such as minority and disability rights from the Kyrgyz Republic
  • a print journalist who also oversees online content from Laos
  • a professor, TV journalist and online journalist sho reports on LGBT issues from Libya
  • an independent journalist who has created a news podcast that covers minority issues related to Roma, the Muslim community, and the MeToo movement from Lithuania
  • an online investigative journalist reporting on law enforcement issues and human trafficking from Malaysia
  • a newspaper manager from Mali
  • an online journalist from Malta
  • a newspaper journalist and editor with the investigative journalism unit from Mexico
  • an investigative journalist exploring human rights and the environment, and also developing a fact-checking website, from Mongolia
  • a newspaper journalist covering domestic politics from Montenegro
  • a print journalist covering economics and politics from Morocco
  • a newspaper reporter and editor from Nepal
  • a state news agency journalist covering political and current affairs from Niger
  • a radio journalist and station director, also the anchor of a daily current affairs program from Nigeria
  • a TV news producer from Pakistan
  • a newspaper reporter examining minority and indigenous issues from Paraguay
  • a TV reporter specializing in news and current affairs, and women’s empowerment from the Philippines
  • a newspaper reporter investigating social issues from the Republic of Korea
  • a national news agency reporter on government, politics, and international relations from Romania
  • an online newspaper editor from Saudi Arabia
  • a reporter running an online information portal from Slovenia
  • an online reporter tracking government, business, and human rights from South Sudan
  • a government PR/media director, previously a TV and radio journalist, from Spain
  • a TV journalist covering regional and international news from Thailand
  • a radio reporter covering politics, government corruption, and social issues from Uganda
  • a magazine investigative reporter from Uruguay
  • a TV reporter on international affairs and the environment from Vietnam
  • a TV investigative reporter on health and human rights issues from Zambia
  • a radio station manager reporting on mining operations and corruption from Zimbabwe.

By region, that adds up as:

  • 10 from Africa
  • 15 from Europe
  • 14 from Asia
  • 9 from South and Central America
  • 4 from the Middle East/North Africa