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SOURCE The Daniel Pearl Foundation
Two New Fellows Set to Begin Assignments in U.S. Newsrooms
LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Daniel Pearl Foundation (www.danielpearl.org) today announced that two journalists from South Asia will soon begin five-and-a-half-month training programs in the Washington, D.C. bureaus of two prominent news organizations.
Khalid Khattak, from Pakistan, who works at The News in Lahore, will join the reporting ranks of The Wall Street Journal, while Emran Hossain from Dhaka, Bangladesh, whose home publication is the Web-based bdnews24.com, will continue his career in digital news with a stint at the Huffington Post.
The Daniel Pearl Foundation, founded in 2002 by friends and family of The Wall Street Journal South Asia Bureau Chief Daniel Pearl, established the Daniel Pearl Journalism Fellowships the year after Danny was murdered in Pakistan by Islamic extremists. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the fellowship program. Since this program's beginning, the foundation has brought to the United States 18 mid-career journalists from South Asia and the Middle East, areas Danny covered as a reporter. Fellows have come from Pakistan, Egypt, Nepal, Turkey, Malaysia, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.
"We welcome these fellows and are inspired and gratified by the courage and accomplishments of our former recipients, who are making a difference in our world," said foundation co-founder Ruth Pearl, Daniel Pearl's mother. Among them:
The Daniel Pearl Foundation funds the fellowships and partners with the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships in administering the program. Host newsrooms have included The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and a National Public Radio affiliate in New York, among others.
In addition, the fellows spend a week at the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. At the end of their stay, they share their experiences at a free public discussion hosted by the Los Angeles Press Club. This year's panel will be Aug. 22 at the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood.
About The Daniel Pearl Foundation:
Formed in 2002 in memory of The Wall Street Journal's South Asia Bureau Chief, journalist/musician Daniel Pearl, the Daniel Pearl Foundation promotes the ideals that inspired his life and work. The foundation works domestically and internationally to promote cross-cultural dialogue and understanding, to counter cultural and religious intolerance, to cultivate responsible and balanced journalism, and to inspire unity and friendship through music (www.danielpearl.org).
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